Taxes and Spending

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The Income Tax: Lessons from the Sixteenth Amendment

Taxes and Spending

Blog04/15/2019

The passage of an income tax in the early twentieth century in America was an enormous shift toward a far more centralized and powerful state.

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Ray Dalio's Hollow Lament

BiographiesMoney and BanksTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog04/10/2019

Dalio played the game, by the rules of the game. Now he appears to say, "I've got mine, let's change the rules."

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Alberta's Regional Carbon Tax Is a Recipe for Disaster

The EnvironmentTaxes and Spending

Blog04/05/2019

If Canadian provinces (or US states) implement a regional carbon tax, they shouldn’t fool themselves that they are “doing the right thing.” Households and businesses will suffer from higher energy prices and slower economic growth, with very little to show for it.

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Will the Trade War End in a Rural Bloodbath?

Protectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending

Blog03/25/2019

Trump's high-tax trade policies have been a disaster for agriculture in the United States, marked by rising suicide among farmers, and declining incomes for farming households.

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Free Trade is Pro-Middle Class and Pro-Family

Protectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending

Blog03/14/2019

The benefits of free trade extend far beyond mere monetary gain. Free trade builds community, makes family life more affordable, and reinforces the importance of peace.

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Government Pensions, Incentives, and Our Everlasting Welfare State

Taxes and Spending

Blog03/07/2019

It turns out that workforce participation drops off significantly once it becomes possible to live off a government pension instead. Thus, pension policies have placed an enormous burden on those who still have to work.

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The Green New Deal Plus Modern Monetary Theory = Socialism

Bureaucracy and RegulationMoney and BanksTaxes and Spending

Blog03/05/2019

MMT boils down to government using its monopoly over money to dictate and control production, obliterate free markets, suppress private enterprise, and impoverish the people.

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The Green New Deal Continues the War on Meat

The EnvironmentTaxes and Spending

Blog03/05/2019

The Green New Deal blames cattle for creating too many greenhouse emissions. Presumably, the solution lies in allowing the federal government to dictate the number of cows allowed on farms and ranches. This wouldn't be the first time we've seen such a scheme.

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What Happens to Europe When Germany's Economy Slows?

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog03/01/2019

Germany’s role as the locomotive and economic leader of the entire bloc has been crucial for the last decade.

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The State Expands its Responsibilities In Order to Expand Its Power

Taxes and Spending

Blog02/16/2019

Governments take on a variety of responsibilities as a justification for greatly expanding powers — claiming these powers are necessary to fulfill these new responsibilities.

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