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Another Great Moment in Government-Manufactured Human Rights

Another Great Moment in Government-Manufactured Human Rights

As part of my “great moments” in government series, I periodically share stories about really foolish regulations and really wasteful spending. And sometimes I’ll even have a story that combines dumb regulation and… Read more »

Rand Paul: A Modern-Day Horatius in the Fight to Protect Private Financial Information from Corrupt and Evil Governments

Rand Paul: A Modern-Day Horatius in the Fight to Protect Private Financial Information from Corrupt and Evil Governments

Senator Rand Paul is being criticized and condemned by the Washington establishment. That’s almost certainly a sign that he’s doing the right thing. And given the recent events in Russia… Read more »

A “Human Right” to Other People’s Money

A “Human Right” to Other People’s Money

One of the many differences between advocates of freedom and supporters of statism is how they view “rights.” Libertarians, along with many conservatives, believe in the right to be left… Read more »

Another European Triumph for Human Rights

Another European Triumph for Human Rights

Centuries from now, I’m sure historians won’t bother teaching about the Magna Carta, the Constitution, the end of slavery, or the collapse of communism. Instead, people who want to know… Read more »

Obama Administration Supports Rogue IRS Regulation in Order to Please Europeans, Even though It Will Undermine American Banks and Hurt the U.S. Economy

Obama Administration Supports Rogue IRS Regulation in Order to Please Europeans, Even though It Will Undermine American Banks and Hurt the U.S. Economy

I’ve written several times about a proposed IRS regulation that would force American banks to put foreign law above U.S. law. I’ve repeatedly warned that the scheme, which would force… Read more »

Growing Opposition to Obama’s IRS Proposal to Make Banks Put Foreign Tax Law above U.S. Tax Law

Growing Opposition to Obama’s IRS Proposal to Make Banks Put Foreign Tax Law above U.S. Tax Law

Why impose a regulatory burden on a weakened banking sector when it has nothing to do with enforcing American tax law?

Are Tax Havens Moral or Immoral?

Are Tax Havens Moral or Immoral?

Being the world’s self-appointed defender of so-called tax havens has led to some rather bizarre episodes. The bureaucrats at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development threatened to have me… Read more »

Is Satellite TV Now a Human Right?

Is Satellite TV Now a Human Right?

I’m getting sick of the debt downgrade issue, so let’s shift to another topic. The title to this post may seem like a joke, but Europe’s bizarre courts have decided… Read more »

A “Right” to Stolen Property? A Great Day for Human Rights!

A “Right” to Stolen Property? A Great Day for Human Rights!

I’m often amazed at how the political class concocts new rights that can only be fulfilled by trampling on genuine freedoms. In a previous post, I mocked Finland for deciding… Read more »

Senator Rubio, Representative Posey, and other Lawmakers Fighting to Stop IRS Proposal that Would Drive Investment from U.S. Economy

Senator Rubio, Representative Posey, and other Lawmakers Fighting to Stop IRS Proposal that Would Drive Investment from U.S. Economy

There hasn’t been much good economic news in recent years, but one bright spot for the economy is that the United States is a haven for foreign investors and this… Read more »