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Europeans Mock Treasury Secretary Geithner, Showing Spend-aholics Shouldn’t Give Advice to Spend-aholics

Europeans Mock Treasury Secretary Geithner, Showing Spend-aholics Shouldn’t Give Advice to Spend-aholics

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner may be most famous in the United States for cheating on his taxes (you can even buy a t-shirt to acknowledge his tax dodging), but he’s… Read more »

Obama and Geithner Advising the Europeans on Fiscal Crisis?!? This Is a Case of the Blind Leading the Blind…on Steroids

Obama and Geithner Advising the Europeans on Fiscal Crisis?!? This Is a Case of the Blind Leading the Blind…on Steroids

This is either frightening or hilarious. The people in Washington who are trying to make America more like Europe are advising the Europeans to double-down on the awful policies that… Read more »

Bloomberg’s Flawed Response to Social Security Shortfall: Americans Should Pay More and Get Less

Bloomberg’s Flawed Response to Social Security Shortfall: Americans Should Pay More and Get Less

The editors at Bloomberg have decided that condemning younger workers to a more dismal future is the best way to deal with the Social Security program’s giant long-run shortfall. They… Read more »

Let’s Send Obama to the Vatican for an Economics Lesson

Let’s Send Obama to the Vatican for an Economics Lesson

I’m normally disappointed when religious figures comment on economics, particularly since they often turn the individual call to charity into a blank check for government-coerced redistribution. This runs contrary to… Read more »

When Germany and France Both Agree on Something, You Can Safely Assume It Is a Terrible Idea

When Germany and France Both Agree on Something, You Can Safely Assume It Is a Terrible Idea

I’ve joked on many occasions that bipartisanship occurs in Washington when the evil party and the stupid party come up with an idea that is simultaneously malicious and misguided. The… Read more »

The Clown Prince of Europe

The Clown Prince of Europe

If Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama are neck-and-neck competitors in the contest to be the public face of incompetent statism in America, then the competition in Europe is between Herman… Read more »

You Should Support a Value-Added Tax…if You Want Bigger Government and More Debt

You Should Support a Value-Added Tax…if You Want Bigger Government and More Debt

I testified before the House Ways & Means Committee earlier today. As always, my trip inside the belly of the beast was an interesting adventure. The tax-writing committee was holding… Read more »

Looking at Europe’s Self-Inflicted Economic Disaster (and Getting a Glimpse of America’s Obamanian Future)

Looking at Europe’s Self-Inflicted Economic Disaster (and Getting a Glimpse of America’s Obamanian Future)

llister Heath is one of the best economic columnists in Europe and his analysis of Europe’s fiscal situation is rather grim. But Americans can’t be smug. This is where the… Read more »

Even the Europeans Are Trying to Undo the Mistakes of Obama-Style Class Warfare

Even the Europeans Are Trying to Undo the Mistakes of Obama-Style Class Warfare

President Obama is stubbornly clinging to his ideological agenda of bigger government and class warfare. Wasteful programs magically become “investments” for growth, and higher tax rates get turned into “shared… Read more »

Bacon, Duct Tape, and the Free Market

Bacon, Duct Tape, and the Free Market

It’s hard to imagine how we would get through life without necessities like bacon and duct tape. But have you ever thought about how the free market gives you so… Read more »