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America’s Ever-Expanding Regulatory Swamp

America’s Ever-Expanding Regulatory Swamp

Maybe I’m biased because I mostly work on fiscal policy, but it certainly seems feasible to come up with rough estimates for the damage caused by onerous taxes and excessive… Read more »

Obama Shouldn’t Limit Higher Education Choices

Obama Shouldn’t Limit Higher Education Choices

The Obama administration has consistently sought to eliminate education choices and reduce opportunities, particular for the poor. The president has repeatedly tried to eliminate funding for the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship… Read more »

Free Markets vs. Racism

Free Markets vs. Racism

Although I play basketball (poorly), I’m not a fan of the NBA. As such, I don’t pretend to have much interest in the Donald Sterling controversy. Some people have wondered… Read more »

America’s Most Clueless and Malicious Bureaucrats?

America’s Most Clueless and Malicious Bureaucrats?

I’ve already suggested that subsidies for the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development are the most wasteful and counterproductive item in the federal budget. At least on a per-dollar-spent basis…. Read more »

Financial Bureaucrats on Easy Street, with Consumers and Taxpayers Paying the Bill

Financial Bureaucrats on Easy Street, with Consumers and Taxpayers Paying the Bill

I’ve complained many times about government intervention in the financial sector. The financial and housing crisis, for instance, was largely a consequence of the Federal Reserve’s easy-money policy, combined with the… Read more »

Another Amazing Example of Government Stupidity and Political Correctness

Another Amazing Example of Government Stupidity and Political Correctness

If you had to pick the most inane, pointless, and intrusive example of government stupidity, what would you pick? We have lots of examples of regulators running amok. Regulations making it… Read more »

Great Moments in Government Thuggery

Great Moments in Government Thuggery

Two years ago, I shared a video about the Environmental Protection Agency’s brutal and thuggish tactics against an Idaho family. That story had a very happy ending because the Supreme Court struck… Read more »

Secret Videotape of Obama Cabinet Meeting Unveiled!

Secret Videotape of Obama Cabinet Meeting Unveiled!

The headline of this post might not be completely honest. Indeed, if you asked me to grade the accuracy of my title, I’ll admit right away that it falls into… 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 »

Great Moments in the Failed and Costly War against Money Laundering

Great Moments in the Failed and Costly War against Money Laundering

Time for another great moment in red tape. I wrote a couple of weeks ago that banks treat customers poorly in part because of bad laws and regulations from Washington. Money laundering… Read more »