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More Child Abuse at a Government-Run School

More Child Abuse at a Government-Run School

From a macro perspective, the most distressing aspect of America’s education system is that taxpayers spend a lot of money (more than any other people in the world, on a… Read more »

Income Inequality and Guilt-Ridden Leftists

Income Inequality and Guilt-Ridden Leftists

Our leftist friends have decided that income inequality is a scourge that must be addressed. That might be a noble goal if they were motivated by a desire to improve the lives… Read more »

The Constitution, Rule of Law, and the Power of the Political Class

The Constitution, Rule of Law, and the Power of the Political Class

Why are so many people upset that the Obama White House keeps arbitrarily changing parts of Obamacare – even when bad provisions are being suspendedor certain groups are being exempted from bad policy? Well,… Read more »

Time to End Export-Import Bank Cronyism

Time to End Export-Import Bank Cronyism

The Export-Import bank is a favorite of big business. It’s also been defended by some misguided free market folk. But it’s bad for jobs and, as this video from the… Read more »

Be Thankful for Capitalism and Rich Entrepreneurs

Be Thankful for Capitalism and Rich Entrepreneurs

In previous columns, I’ve explained why a wealth tax is a very bad idea. And I’ve also pontificated on why leftists are wrong to pursue policies of coerced equality. So it goes without saying that I’m… Read more »

Worried About Inequality? Then Focus on Helping the Poor, not Punishing the Rich

Worried About Inequality? Then Focus on Helping the Poor, not Punishing the Rich

I haven’t spent much time writing about Thomas Piketty’s inequality book for the simple reason that my goal is economic liberty, not equality. That being said, I think that Piketty… Read more »

The VA Health Scandal Is about Government Incompetence, not Inadequate Funding

The VA Health Scandal Is about Government Incompetence, not Inadequate Funding

I’ve never been susceptible to the claim that you solve problems with taxpayer money. Indeed, this amusing poster is a pretty good summary of my views on the effectiveness of government spending…. Read more »

Global Trends in Economic Freedom

Global Trends in Economic Freedom

I’m in Vancouver, Canada, for the biennial meeting of the World Taxpayers Associations. I gave a speech on why tax competition is a valuable force to constrain the greed of the… Read more »

More Evidence that Big Government Doesn’t Work: Unambiguously Awful Employment Numbers

More Evidence that Big Government Doesn’t Work: Unambiguously Awful Employment Numbers

On many occasions, I’ve explained that economic output is a function of how much labor and capital are productively utilized. This is why I relentlessly criticize policies that undermine GDP growth by… Read more »

Gun Control and Mass Shootings

Gun Control and Mass Shootings

Well, another loser killed a bunch of people, this time in Santa Barbara, California. Which gives gun control zealots an opportunity to seize upon the tragedy to recycle their calls… Read more »