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Great Moments in the Failed and Costly War against Money Laundering

Great Moments in the Failed and Costly War against Money Laundering

Time for another great moment in red tape. I wrote a couple of weeks ago that banks treat customers poorly in part because of bad laws and regulations from Washington. Money laundering… Read more »

Long-Term Growth and the Corrosive Impact of Obamanomics

Long-Term Growth and the Corrosive Impact of Obamanomics

One of my goals is to convince people that even small differences in long-run growth can have a powerful impact on living standards and societal prosperity. In other words, the… Read more »

The Missing Data in Krugman’s German Austerity Narrative

The Missing Data in Krugman’s German Austerity Narrative

There’s an ongoing debate about Keynesian economics, stimulus spending, and various versions of fiscal austerity, and regular readers know I do everything possible to explain that you can promote added prosperity by… Read more »

Minimum Wage Laws: Sabotaging the Ladder of Economic Opportunity

Minimum Wage Laws: Sabotaging the Ladder of Economic Opportunity

If I banged my head against the wall every time politicians advocated bad policy in Washington – which is a tempting impulse, I would have been institutionalized because of brain… Read more »

Obamacare vs Bureaucrats: A Battle that Hopefully Will Have Lots of Casualties

Obamacare vs Bureaucrats: A Battle that Hopefully Will Have Lots of Casualties

There’s an old joke that a quandary exists when your mother-in-law drives off a cliff in your new Porsche. Are you more happy about losing her or more unhappy about… Read more »

White House Stimulus Report Based on “Keynesian Fairy Dust”

White House Stimulus Report Based on “Keynesian Fairy Dust”

Did you sing Happy Birthday? The nation just “celebrated” the fifth anniversary of the signing of the so-called American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, more commonly referred to as the “stimulus.” This… Read more »

Grim Times for Gun Grabbers

Grim Times for Gun Grabbers

I’ve already explained why leftists must be depressed about their failure to restrict private gun ownership. They’ve suffered brutal electoral setbacks in Colorado, and more and more states have strengthened the right to keep… Read more »

Big Government and Tipping Points: Is America Is Doomed to Become a Failed European-Style Welfare State?

Big Government and Tipping Points: Is America Is Doomed to Become a Failed European-Style Welfare State?

When I give speeches around the country, I often get asked whether it’s time to give up. More specifically, has America reached a tipping point, with too many people riding… Read more »

ABBA and the Story of the Most-Inane-Ever Tax Controversy

ABBA and the Story of the Most-Inane-Ever Tax Controversy

The tax code is a complicated nightmare, particularly for businesses. Some people may think this is because of multiple tax rates, which definitely is an issue for all the non-corporate businesses… Read more »

Obamacare, Atlas Shrugged, and the Imperial Super-President

Obamacare, Atlas Shrugged, and the Imperial Super-President

Just like Clark Kent could change into Superman, President Obama has a remarkable ability to change into King Obama. Tired of that pesky Constitution? Irritated that the Founding Fathers created… Read more »