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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 »

Repeal the Gas Tax…and Get Rid of the Department of Transportation

Repeal the Gas Tax…and Get Rid of the Department of Transportation

More than three years ago, I wrote that the Department of Transportation should be dismantled for the simple reason that we’ll get better roads at lower cost with the federalist approach of returning responsibility… Read more »

The Slow-Motion Train Wreck of Entitlement Programs

The Slow-Motion Train Wreck of Entitlement Programs

The Census Bureau just released a report on America’s aging population. The big takeaway is that our population will be getting much older between now and 2050. And since I’m a baby… Read more »

Laughing at Another Spectacular Obamacare Failure

Laughing at Another Spectacular Obamacare Failure

As you can imagine, there’s a lot to choose from in the contest for the most spectacular waste of tax dollars. But the politicians in Oregon must really want the prize,… Read more »

The Growing Threat of a Wealth Tax

The Growing Threat of a Wealth Tax

Allister Heath, the superb economic writer from London, recently warned that governments are undermining incentives to save. And not just because of high tax rates and double taxation of savings. Allister says people are worried about… Read more »