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England’s Despicable Political Class Pushes Soviet-Style Tax Tactics

England’s Despicable Political Class Pushes Soviet-Style Tax Tactics

I wrote last week about David Gauke, a simpering and unctuous statist who said it was “morally wrong” for people to pay cash for services because that made it harder… Read more »

The Laffer Curve Wreaks Havoc in the United Kingdom

The Laffer Curve Wreaks Havoc in the United Kingdom

Back in 2010, I excoriated the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, noting that David Cameron was increasing tax rates and expanding the burden of government spending (including an… Read more »

Notwithstanding David Cameron’s Statolatry, Tax Avoidance Is Both Legal and Moral

Notwithstanding David Cameron’s Statolatry, Tax Avoidance Is Both Legal and Moral

I’m not a fan of David Cameron, the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister. Even though he belongs to the Conservative Party that produced the great Margaret Thatcher, Cameron seems to be… Read more »

Government Cost-Overruns, the English Version

Government Cost-Overruns, the English Version

Many of us know that Obamacare will be very expensive and that supporters, aided and abetted by the Congressional Budget Office, deliberately low-balled the cost estimates. I’ve also cited my… Read more »

Paul Krugman and the European Austerity Myth

Paul Krugman and the European Austerity Myth

With both France and Greece deciding to jump out of the left-wing frying pan into the even-more-left-wing fire, European fiscal policy has become quite a controversial topic. But I find… Read more »

Utterly Horrifying Stories about the English Welfare State

Utterly Horrifying Stories about the English Welfare State

I’ve occasionally commented on foolish public policy in the United Kingdom, including analysis on how the welfare state destroys lives and turns people into despicable moochers. But if you really… Read more »

A Lesson for Krugman, et al, about Canada’s Real Fiscal Restraint vs. the United Kingdom’s Faux Austerity

A Lesson for Krugman, et al, about Canada’s Real Fiscal Restraint vs. the United Kingdom’s Faux Austerity

Demonstrating that he’s probably not a fan of Mitchell’s Golden Rule, Paul Krugman recently asserted that fiscal austerity has failed in the United Kingdom. Citing Keynesian theory and weak economics… Read more »

The Never-Ending Battle Between the U.S. and U.K. for Stupidest Government Policy

The Never-Ending Battle Between the U.S. and U.K. for Stupidest Government Policy

In June of last year, I posted several examples of idiotic government policy from both the United States and United Kingdom and asked which nation had the dumbest bureaucrats and… Read more »

Another Horror Story about Government-Run Healthcare that Can’t Possibly Be True According to Paul Krugman

Another Horror Story about Government-Run Healthcare that Can’t Possibly Be True According to Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman has told us that awful stories about government-run healthcare in Britain “are false.” I guess this means that the media must be dominated by conservative liars, since we… Read more »

More Great Moments in Government-Run Healthcare

More Great Moments in Government-Run Healthcare

Even though Paul Krugman has told us that horror stories about government-run healthcare in Britain “are false,” we keep getting reports about substandard care and needless deaths (see here, here,… Read more »