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George Orwell Surely Would Be Amused by the Statolatry in the United Kingdom

George Orwell Surely Would Be Amused by the Statolatry in the United Kingdom

In previous posts, I’ve expressed pessimism about the future of the United Kingdom, largely because all political parties have a statist mentality. I criticized Gordon Brown, the former Labor Party… Read more »

Thanks to the Welfare Hammock, Here’s another Horror Story about Deadbeats Sponging Off British Taxpayers

Thanks to the Welfare Hammock, Here’s another Horror Story about Deadbeats Sponging Off British Taxpayers

Here are some odious details from the UK-based Sun. Danny Creamer, 21, and Gina Allan, 18, spend each day watching their 47in flatscreen TV and smoking 40 cigarettes between them… Read more »

Is Anybody Surprised that Krugman Was Wrong about U.K. Fiscal Policy?

Is Anybody Surprised that Krugman Was Wrong about U.K. Fiscal Policy?

Just like in the United States, politicians in the United Kingdom use the deceptive practice of “baseline budgeting” as part of fiscal policy. This means the politicians can increase spending,… Read more »

How the Welfare State Traps the Poor in Dependency, the British Version

How the Welfare State Traps the Poor in Dependency, the British Version

Back in 2011, I linked to a simple chart that illustrated how handouts and subsidies create very high implicit marginal tax rates for low-income people and explained how “generosity” from… Read more »

Will Obama Learn from England’s Laffer Curve Mistake?

Will Obama Learn from England’s Laffer Curve Mistake?

Obama’s main goal in the fiscal cliff negotiations is to impose a class-warfare tax hike. He presumably thinks this will give the government more money to spend, but recent evidence… Read more »

The Sadistic Brutality of England’s Government-Run Healthcare

The Sadistic Brutality of England’s Government-Run Healthcare

I’m not easily grossed out or nauseated. Heck, I’m on email lists for a half-dozen softball teams and you can only imagine the strange/filthy/nasty things that guys send to each… Read more »

If You Want Good Tax Policy, Choose Jersey (but not New Jersey!)

If You Want Good Tax Policy, Choose Jersey (but not New Jersey!)

I’m in Jersey, where I gave a speech last night. But not New Jersey, the state where you shouldn’t die. That’s the state that many people have been fleeing because… Read more »

Rewarding Hospitals to Let Old People Die? That’s the Wrong Way to Cut Government Spending

Rewarding Hospitals to Let Old People Die? That’s the Wrong Way to Cut Government Spending

I used to think I was in favor of every possible step to reduce the burden of government spending. Are agricultural subsidies wasteful and corrupt? Yes, so get rid of… Read more »

The Deadly Impact of Government-Run Healthcare in the United Kingdom

The Deadly Impact of Government-Run Healthcare in the United Kingdom

I’m not a fan of the American healthcare system. It suffers from huge inefficiencies because of problems such as third-party payer, which is caused by government programs such as Medicare… Read more »

A Miserable and Hopeless Fiscal Outlook for the United Kingdom

A Miserable and Hopeless Fiscal Outlook for the United Kingdom

If you live in America and believe in free markets and small government, it’s easy to get depressed. We suffered through eight years of wasteful spending and misguided intervention under… Read more »