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The Fox Butterfield Effect and the Laffer Curve.

The Fox Butterfield Effect and the Laffer Curve.

A former reporter for the New York Times, Fox Butterfield, became a bit of a laughingstock in the 1990s for publishing a series of articles addressing the supposed quandary of… Read more »

Europe Lags Behind.

Europe Lags Behind.

Since many of the politicians want America to be more like Europe (including full government-run healthcare), it’s worth contemplating what that would mean for the economy. America today is richer… Read more »

Great Moments in (Anti) Stimulus.

Great Moments in (Anti) Stimulus.

There were many reasons to oppose last year’s so-called stimulus legislation. High on my list of reasons would be that the $800 billion spending bill was based on discredited Keynesian… Read more »

The Case Against Bernanke.

The Case Against Bernanke.

The Washington establishment rallied behind Ben Bernanke, so the Fed Chairman was confirmed for another term. But this is precisely why he is the wrong man for the job. As… Read more »

Attacks on Wall Street Hurt American Global Competitiveness.

Attacks on Wall Street Hurt American Global Competitiveness.

In a National Review Online article, Kevin Williamson notes that a proposed federal banking tax seems purely inspired by vilification politics, but will none-the-less put American banks at a very real… Read more »

Oregonians Contemplate Digging Their Hole Deeper.

Oregonians Contemplate Digging Their Hole Deeper.

Oregon voters are currently deciding on personal and business income tax increases.  Should the tax hikes pass, look for Oregonian businesses to avail themselves of the advantages of tax competition… Read more »

Is France the Best Place in the World to Live?

Is France the Best Place in the World to Live?

A new survey from International Living says that France has the highest quality of life, followed by Australia and Switzerland. The United States, meanwhile, is in seventh place, behind nations… Read more »

The Empirical Evidence Against Big Government

The Empirical Evidence Against Big Government

Building on a previous mini-documentary that focused on theory, this video from the Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation presents real-world data and research showing that the burden of government spending is far too high – not only in the United States (where the Bush-Obama policies have increased the federal budget by more than 100 percent), but also in other nations where government budgets sometimes consume more than one-half of an economy’s output.

Empirical Evidence Confirms that Excessive Government Spending Undermines Economic Performance

Empirical Evidence Confirms that Excessive Government Spending Undermines Economic Performance

The Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation (CF&P) today released a video on the empirical relationship between the size of government and economic growth.

Eight Reasons Why Big Government Hurts Economic Growth

Eight Reasons Why Big Government Hurts Economic Growth

This Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation video analyzes how excessive government spending undermines economic performance. While acknowledging that a very modest level of government spending on things such as “public goods” can facilitate growth, the video outlines eight different ways that that big government hinders prosperity. This video focuses on theory and will be augmented by a second video looking at the empirical evidence favoring smaller government.