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Debating How Best to Create Jobs: Markets or Government?

Debating How Best to Create Jobs: Markets or Government?

Early last month, I wrote an article for The Federalist on job creation. I used that opportunity to document that there is a serious problem with jobs under Obama, and I explained that the problem… Read more »

Will Taxpayers Be Forced to Bail Out Union Pensions?

Will Taxpayers Be Forced to Bail Out Union Pensions?

As a supporter of genuine capitalism, which means the right of contract and the absence of coercion, I don’t think there should be any policies that help or hinder unions. The government should… Read more »

Time for a Free-Market Postal System

Time for a Free-Market Postal System

It’s not often that I agree with the Washington Post, but a government-run monopoly is not the best way to get mail delivered. Moreover, it’s not often that I agree with the timid (andsometimes reprehensible)… 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 »

Can Government Help Workers by Making Them More Expensive?

Can Government Help Workers by Making Them More Expensive?

I wish there was a magic wand that somebody could wave and all of us would have more money. Or maybe Santa Claus could play that role, or some version of… Read more »

Assessing President Obama’s Economic Agenda

Assessing President Obama’s Economic Agenda

In recent weeks, I’ve pontificated on Obama’s spendthrift budget, Congressman Dave Camp’s timid tax reform plan, and the corrupt cronyism of Washington. I got to elaborate on all these topics – and more –… Read more »

Long-Term Growth and the Corrosive Impact of Obamanomics

Long-Term Growth and the Corrosive Impact of Obamanomics

One of my goals is to convince people that even small differences in long-run growth can have a powerful impact on living standards and societal prosperity. In other words, the… Read more »

The War on Poverty Has Been a Disaster for Taxpayers…and for Poor People

The War on Poverty Has Been a Disaster for Taxpayers…and for Poor People

I’ve shared many charts over the years, but two of the most compelling ones deal with poverty. The numbers in this chart, which are based on Census Bureau data and scholarly… Read more »

Block Granting and Decentralization: The Sensible Way of Reducing Rampant Medicaid Fraud

Block Granting and Decentralization: The Sensible Way of Reducing Rampant Medicaid Fraud

When you work in Washington (and assuming you haven’t been corrupted), you run the risk of being endlessly outraged about all the waste. But not all waste is created equal…. Read more »

Thanks to Obamacare and the IRS, You’re at Risk of Having Your Identity Stolen and Your Bank Account Emptied

Thanks to Obamacare and the IRS, You’re at Risk of Having Your Identity Stolen and Your Bank Account Emptied

There are many reason I don’t like Obamacare, including its punitive impact on taxpayers and the way it takes our healthcare system even further from a market-based approach. But now… Read more »