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Obamacare Could Cause Two Million additional Adults to Leave Labor Force and Become Trapped in Government Dependency

Obamacare Could Cause Two Million additional Adults to Leave Labor Force and Become Trapped in Government Dependency

What’s the worst economic development during Obama’s reign? Some would say it’s the higher tax burden. Some would say it’s the wasteful faux stimulus. Others would say it’s the fiscal nightmare of Obamacare…. Read more »

The Right to Proclaim that Guns Save Lives

The Right to Proclaim that Guns Save Lives

I’ve explained on several occasions (here, here, and here) that we can be optimistic about the fight to preserve our rights to keep and bear arms. Simply stated, politicians are increasingly scared to go… Read more »

From No Government to All Government: How Do You Score on the Circle Test?

From No Government to All Government: How Do You Score on the Circle Test?

It’s not as sophisticated as Professor Bryan Caplan’s Purity Quiz and it doesn’t have the simple elegance of the World’s Smallest Political Quiz, but at least you don’t need to answer any questions… Read more »

No More Stealing by Government? A Long-Overdue Attack on Asset Forfeiture

No More Stealing by Government? A Long-Overdue Attack on Asset Forfeiture

Since I’m a public finance economist, I realize I’m supposed to focus on big-picture issues such as tax reform and entitlement reform. And I do beat those issues to death, so I obviously… Read more »

Copy Sweden or Greece? Learning from the Global Economic Experiment

Copy Sweden or Greece? Learning from the Global Economic Experiment

While theory is important, I suspect most people are more likely to be convinced by real-world evidence. This is why I frequently compare nations when arguing that free markets and small… Read more »

Free Markets vs. Racism

Free Markets vs. Racism

Although I play basketball (poorly), I’m not a fan of the NBA. As such, I don’t pretend to have much interest in the Donald Sterling controversy. Some people have wondered… Read more »

The Economics of Creative Destruction

The Economics of Creative Destruction

In the battle of ideas, supporters of capitalism and economic liberty sometimes face an uphill climb because of a perception of heartlessness. When companies get in trouble, we’re the mean… Read more »

Detroit Still Not Serious About Getting Its House in Order

Detroit Still Not Serious About Getting Its House in Order

Detroit’s bankruptcy was created by decades of fiscal irresponsibility. Politicians ruined the economy with high taxes to finance their lavish spending and depleted the tax base. Given this track record,… Read more »

A Taxapalooza: More Taxpayer-Subsidized Agitation for Class Warfare by the OECD

A Taxapalooza: More Taxpayer-Subsidized Agitation for Class Warfare by the OECD

I’ve already written about how the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which is heavily subsidized by American taxpayers, is advocating for bigger government. I’m especially irked that the… Read more »

Like Father, Like Son: Thanks in Part to a Disastrous Tax-Hike Deal, the First President Bush Was a Statist

Like Father, Like Son: Thanks in Part to a Disastrous Tax-Hike Deal, the First President Bush Was a Statist

The establishment fervently believes that more money should come to Washington so that politicians have greater ability to buy votes. That’s why statists from both parties are so viscerally hostile to Grover Norquist’s… Read more »