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Greetings from Obamaland…Oops, I Mean Greece

Greetings from Obamaland…Oops, I Mean Greece

As much as I condemn American politicians for bad policy, things could be worse. We could be Greek citizens, which would be very depressing. Indeed, you’ll understand why I put… Read more »

The Multi-Faceted Farce of Obamacare

The Multi-Faceted Farce of Obamacare

I spoke yesterday to the Memphis Economics Club about America’s looming fiscal crisis, and I did my usual song-and-dance routine about potential Greek-style chaos in the absence of genuine entitlement reform…. Read more »

Great News for American Taxpayers: The IMF Loses (at Least Temporarily) a Bid to Fatten its Bailout Checkbook

Great News for American Taxpayers: The IMF Loses (at Least Temporarily) a Bid to Fatten its Bailout Checkbook

When you support limited government and individual freedom, you don’t enjoy many victories. Particularly if you’re relying on the U.S. Senate. But it occasionally happens. The Senate held firm and stopped… Read more »

From France to New Jersey, High Tax Rates and Class Warfare Are Economic Poison

From France to New Jersey, High Tax Rates and Class Warfare Are Economic Poison

Back in the 1980s and 1990s, there was a widespread consensus that high tax rates were economically misguided. Many Democrats, for instance, supported the 1986 Tax Reform Act that lowered… Read more »

Time for a Free-Market Postal System

Time for a Free-Market Postal System

It’s not often that I agree with the Washington Post, but a government-run monopoly is not the best way to get mail delivered. Moreover, it’s not often that I agree with the timid (andsometimes reprehensible)… Read more »

Canada, the Rahn Curve, and the Size of Government

Canada, the Rahn Curve, and the Size of Government

Last month, I shared a very interesting video from Canada’s Fraser Institute that explored the link between economic performance and the burden of government spending. There’s now an article in the American Enterprise Institute’s… Read more »

Another Edition of “Great Moments in State and Local Government”

Another Edition of “Great Moments in State and Local Government”

I’ve been asked whether I’m a hypocrite because I support decentralization while at the same time being critical of state and local governments. I don’t think there’s any inconsistency in… Read more »

Rand Paul: A Modern-Day Horatius in the Fight to Protect Private Financial Information from Corrupt and Evil Governments

Rand Paul: A Modern-Day Horatius in the Fight to Protect Private Financial Information from Corrupt and Evil Governments

Senator Rand Paul is being criticized and condemned by the Washington establishment. That’s almost certainly a sign that he’s doing the right thing. And given the recent events in Russia… Read more »

Libertarian Porn, Part II

Libertarian Porn, Part II

Back in 2010, I shared a video that predicted a catastrophic end to the welfare state. I said it was an example of “Libertarian Porn” because: …it is designed for the dark… Read more »

Bill Gates Is Half-Right about Tax Reform

Bill Gates Is Half-Right about Tax Reform

I generally get very suspicious when rich people start pontificating on tax policy. People like Warren Buffett, for instance, sometimes advocate higher taxes because they’re trying to curry favor with the political… Read more »