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Five Important Takeaways from the Government Shutdown-Debt Limit Fight

Five Important Takeaways from the Government Shutdown-Debt Limit Fight

The wailing and hysteria in Washington is over. The politicians now have the authority to borrow more money and the bureaucrats are all back at work (rested and refreshed after… Read more »

Untaxed and Overpaid IMF Bureaucrats Recommend Huge Tax Hikes in America

Untaxed and Overpaid IMF Bureaucrats Recommend Huge Tax Hikes in America

If there was a special award for chutzpah, the easy winner would be the bureaucrats at the International Monetary Fund. These pampered bureaucrats get lavishly compensated and don’t have to… Read more »

Wise Words on Fiscal Sovereignty and Corporate Taxation (sort of) from Bill Clinton

Wise Words on Fiscal Sovereignty and Corporate Taxation (sort of) from Bill Clinton

I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Bill Clinton. In part, that’s because economic freedom increased and the burden of government spending was reduced during his time… Read more »

More Academic Evidence that Bigger Government Means Less Prosperity

More Academic Evidence that Bigger Government Means Less Prosperity

My goal in life is very simple. I want to promote freedom and prosperity by limiting the size and scope of government. That seems like a foolish and impossible mission,… Read more »

If You Want Jobs and Growth, Keep in Mind that Obamanomics also Doesn’t Work on the State Level

If You Want Jobs and Growth, Keep in Mind that Obamanomics also Doesn’t Work on the State Level

The Tax Foundation in Washington does some great work on fiscal issues, but I also admire their use of maps when they want to show how various states perform on… Read more »

The Sick Joke of Obama’s Shutdown Strategy

The Sick Joke of Obama’s Shutdown Strategy

Even though it’s an uphill battle, I’m glad there are some lawmakers willing to fight Obamacare. They realize a hard battle today could help save America from genuine fiscal crisis… Read more »

Make-Believe Debt Limit Hysteria from the Political Establishment

Make-Believe Debt Limit Hysteria from the Political Establishment

It appears that the government shutdown, which technically is a battle over annual appropriations legislation for so-called discretionary spending, is going to drag on for a while. The Obama Administration… Read more »

The Shutdown Fight: Can Advocates of Fiscal Responsibility Overcome the Combined Forces of Obama, Lobbyists, and the Media?

The Shutdown Fight: Can Advocates of Fiscal Responsibility Overcome the Combined Forces of Obama, Lobbyists, and the Media?

I’m not overly optimistic about the outcome of the government shutdown fight. In part this is because our system of government, based on separation of powers, means it is very… Read more »

What if We Had a Government Shutdown and Nobody Noticed or Cared?

What if We Had a Government Shutdown and Nobody Noticed or Cared?

What’s the likely outcome of the government shutdown fight? Well, in my libertarian fantasy world, we leave it closed. Or at least we never bother to reopen counterproductive bureaucracies such… Read more »

Maybe the Real Lesson Is that It’s Best to Shut Down the Federal Government Before a New Fiscal Year Begins

Maybe the Real Lesson Is that It’s Best to Shut Down the Federal Government Before a New Fiscal Year Begins

The politicians, bureaucrats, lobbyists and interest groups in Washington are hyperventilating that the federal gravy train may get sidetracked for a day or two by a shutdown fight between Republicans… Read more »