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Encouraging Polling Data…Plus Disturbing Policy Developments from Russia and the United Kingdom

Encouraging Polling Data…Plus Disturbing Policy Developments from Russia and the United Kingdom

The polling data I shared last month about confused young people was a bit of a downer, so let’s look at three different polls that are a bit more encouraging. First, I’m… Read more »

World Bank Research Shows Tax Complexity Facilitates Corruption

World Bank Research Shows Tax Complexity Facilitates Corruption

I don’t like international bureaucracies because they generally push for policies that expand the burden of government and undermine economic growth. But I recognize that there are some good people… Read more »

America’s Libertarian Moment?

America’s Libertarian Moment?

I think libertarianism is the philosophy that best reflects human decency, but I sometimes wonder why libertarians aren’t more persuasive and why there aren’t any libertarian societies. However, maybe there’s a light at the… Read more »

Obama, Corporate Inversions, and Grotesque Hypocrisy

Obama, Corporate Inversions, and Grotesque Hypocrisy

Last month, I put together a list of six jaw-dropping examples of left-wing hypocrisy, one of which featured Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew. He made the list for having the chutzpah to criticize corporate… Read more »

Disgusting News and Great News about the Exercise of Second Amendment Freedoms

Disgusting News and Great News about the Exercise of Second Amendment Freedoms

As a libertarian, it’s easy for me to get agitated about the theoretical burden of high taxes, wasteful spending, and costly regulation. But even regular people should get upset when… Read more »

New Members of the Bureaucrat Hall of Fame…or a Great Moment in Government Waste

New Members of the Bureaucrat Hall of Fame…or a Great Moment in Government Waste

Which nation has the most costly bureaucracy? Well, if the answer is based solely on how much it costs to employ bureaucrats, you can see from this chart that Denmark comes in… Read more »

Social Security’s Looming Fiscal Nightmare

Social Security’s Looming Fiscal Nightmare

With all the controversy over the failed and costly Obamacare program, it’s understandable that other entitlements aren’t getting much attention. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t serious problems with Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security. Indeed, the annual Social Security… Read more »

What Happens When Libertarian Fantasies Become Reality?

What Happens When Libertarian Fantasies Become Reality?

No, this post is not about that kind of fantasy. Instead, we’re dealing strictly with public policy and specifically addressing whether the libertarian agenda is unrealistic. This is because when I talk… Read more »

A Fair Critique of the Fair Tax

A Fair Critique of the Fair Tax

I’m a long-time proponent of the flat tax for three simple reasons. 1. It replaces the discriminatory “progressive” tax with a single tax rate at the lowest possible level, thus reducing the tax penalty on… Read more »

The No-Comparison Comparison of Reagan v Obama

The No-Comparison Comparison of Reagan v Obama

Have you ever wondered why, in a hypothetical match-up, the American people would elect Ronald Reagan over Barack Obama in a landslide? And have you ever wondered why Americans rate Reagan as the… Read more »