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Obama’s Accidental Brush with Libertarian Foreign Policy

Obama’s Accidental Brush with Libertarian Foreign Policy

One of the many challenges of being libertarian is that people sometimes think you’re naive about foreign policy (sort of like the first entry in this 24-part satirical collage of libertarians). In… Read more »

Subsidized Statism: Americans Are Paying IMF and OECD Bureaucrats so They Can Agitate for Obama’s Agenda

Subsidized Statism: Americans Are Paying IMF and OECD Bureaucrats so They Can Agitate for Obama’s Agenda

If some special-interest lobbies give money so that a left-wing group can propose something like a value-added tax to finance bigger government, that’s no surprise. And if a bunch of subsidy recipients… Read more »

Bill and Hillary Hypocrisy Alert

Bill and Hillary Hypocrisy Alert

I actually have a perverse fondness for Bill Clinton. This is both because we got better policy while he was President (whether he deserves credit is a separate question) and because he… Read more »

Obama-Style Taxation Is Causing an Economic Train Wreck in Europe

Obama-Style Taxation Is Causing an Economic Train Wreck in Europe

I wrote the other day that Americans, regardless of all the bad policy we get from Washington, should be thankful we’re not stuck in a hellhole like Venezuela. But we also should… Read more »

The Miracle of Modern-Day Prosperity…and the Ideas and Policies that Made it Happen

The Miracle of Modern-Day Prosperity…and the Ideas and Policies that Made it Happen

Why are some nations rich and other nations poor? What has enabled some nations to escape poverty while others continue to languish? And if we want to help poor nations… Read more »

More Companies Escaping America’s Masochistic Corporate Tax System

More Companies Escaping America’s Masochistic Corporate Tax System

Last August, I shared a list of companies that “re-domiciled” in other nations so they could escape America’s punitive “worldwide” tax system. This past April, I augmented that list with some commentary about whether Walgreen’s… Read more »

Mocking Bad Government in America…but Be Thankful We’re Not Venezuela (at least not yet)

Mocking Bad Government in America…but Be Thankful We’re Not Venezuela (at least not yet)

I’ve written a couple of serious posts about the death panels at the VA’s government-run health facilities. I think it’s particularly important to understand that the problem has nothing to do with… Read more »

The Corrupt, Dishonest, Venal, Despicable IRS

The Corrupt, Dishonest, Venal, Despicable IRS

Some statements are so lame that they now serve only as punch lines. Nobody, after all, would ever claim to a teacher that “the dog ate my homework.” Moreover, surely… Read more »

Paul Martin: The Bill Clinton of Canada, Only Much Better

Paul Martin: The Bill Clinton of Canada, Only Much Better

Imagine how weird it would be if the Cato Institute and Americans for Tax Reform praised Barack Obama for fiscal responsibility. And think how inconceivable it would be for the… Read more »

Another Great Moment in Government-Manufactured Human Rights

Another Great Moment in Government-Manufactured Human Rights

As part of my “great moments” in government series, I periodically share stories about really foolish regulations and really wasteful spending. And sometimes I’ll even have a story that combines dumb regulation and… Read more »