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The Moral Bankruptcy of the U.K.’s Faux Conservative Government

The Moral Bankruptcy of the U.K.’s Faux Conservative Government

As an advocate of small government, I’m often distressed that I sometimes have to rely on Republicans in Washington to fight statism. Why am I distressed? Because some of the… Read more »

Some Much-Needed Remedial Public Finance Economics for David Cameron and other Statists

Some Much-Needed Remedial Public Finance Economics for David Cameron and other Statists

In a recent interview with the BBC, I basically accused UK Prime Minister David Cameron of being a feckless and clueless demagogue who is engaged in a desperate effort to… Read more »

UFOs, Faked Moon Landings, and Fiscal Policy

UFOs, Faked Moon Landings, and Fiscal Policy

I was very pleased to report the other day that the people of France overwhelmingly favor spending cuts, even when they were asked a biased question that presupposed that Keynesian-style… Read more »

The United Kingdom Boldly Rejoins the Government Incompetence and Stupidity Contest

The United Kingdom Boldly Rejoins the Government Incompetence and Stupidity Contest

I periodically compare the actions of brainless politicians and bureaucrats in both the United States and the United Kingdom. One of the most bizarre examples I cited was from England…. Read more »

Another Horrifying and Depressing Look at the Human Cost of the Welfare State

Another Horrifying and Depressing Look at the Human Cost of the Welfare State

When we think of Julia, the mythical moocher created by the Obama campaign, our first instinct is probably to grab our wallets and purses. After all, she symbolizes the entitlement… Read more »

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 »