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A Fair Critique of the Fair Tax

A Fair Critique of the Fair Tax

I’m a long-time proponent of the flat tax for three simple reasons. 1. It replaces the discriminatory “progressive” tax with a single tax rate at the lowest possible level, thus reducing the tax penalty on… 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 »

Some Good News on Tax Reform (If You Prefer the Flat Tax over the National Sales Tax)

Some Good News on Tax Reform (If You Prefer the Flat Tax over the National Sales Tax)

I’m ecumenical on tax reform. I’ll support any plan that rips up the internal revenue code and instead lowers tax rates, reduces double taxation, and cuts out distorting loopholes. And as I explain… Read more »

Tax Day Fantasies

Tax Day Fantasies

I realize this may be a thought crime by DC standards, but it sure would be nice to eliminate the high tax rates that undermine economic growth and reduce American competitiveness. At… Read more »

Bill Gates Is Half-Right about Tax Reform

Bill Gates Is Half-Right about Tax Reform

I generally get very suspicious when rich people start pontificating on tax policy. People like Warren Buffett, for instance, sometimes advocate higher taxes because they’re trying to curry favor with the political… Read more »

Funny Cartoon Video Mocks Obamacare

Funny Cartoon Video Mocks Obamacare

Obamacare may not be good news for taxpayers or consumers, but let’s look at the bright side. At least the law has generated some superb political humor, including funny videos. *The head of the… Read more »

Underwhelmed: Grading the New Tax Reform Plan from the Chairman of the Ways & Means Committee

Underwhelmed: Grading the New Tax Reform Plan from the Chairman of the Ways & Means Committee

To make fun of big efforts that produce small results, the famous Roman poet,Horace, wrote “The mountains will be in labor, and a ridiculous mouse will be brought forth.” That… Read more »

The Worst Feature of the Income Tax Is…?

The Worst Feature of the Income Tax Is…?

In the famous “Bridge of Death” scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, some of the knights are asked to name their favorite color. One of them  mistakenly says blue… Read more »

A Victory for the IMF…and a Defeat for Good Fiscal Policy

A Victory for the IMF…and a Defeat for Good Fiscal Policy

It’s not easy being a libertarian, particularly if you follow public policy. Thomas Jefferson almost certainly was right when he wrote that “The natural progress of things is for liberty… Read more »

The Most Important Election of 2013

The Most Important Election of 2013

There’s an off-year election today in the United States. There are no contests for the White House or Congress, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any important choices being made…. Read more »