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How Government Bureaucrats and the New York Times Are Misleading the Public About Climate Change

Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentTaxes and Spending

Blog12/10/2018

The media is using the recent National Climate Assessment to warn about the "cost of inaction" on climate change. Here's what they miss.

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Balanced-Budget Baloney

Taxes and Spending

Blog12/08/2018

The real problem of the federal budget is that there's far too much spending. The fact that it's not a balanced budget is a minor concern by comparison.

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French Protestors Fume over Climate Taxes and a Rising Cost of Living

Taxes and Spending

Blog12/04/2018

French protests over a new climate-change-inspired fuel tax highlight high costs imposed on ordinary people by climate-change policies.

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Medicare for All: Administrative Costs Are Much Higher than You Think

HealthTaxes and Spending

Blog12/04/2018

Those pushing Medicare for All rely on the presumption that it will generate huge administrative efficiencies. But they greatly underestimate the program's real administrative cost.

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5 Ways a Wealth Tax Is At Least as Bad as an Income Tax

Taxes and Spending

Blog11/29/2018

As the wage-earning population grows smaller as a proportion of the population, get ready for calls for "wealth taxes" which can keep the taxes coming in even as total wage incomes fall.

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Why Politicians Love the Amazon Deal

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending

Blog11/16/2018

"Economic development" schemes, like those used to attract big corporate headquarters to one's city, are really just a type of governmental central planning.

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3 Ways Bernie-Care Makes Canadian Healthcare Look Good in Comparison

HealthTaxes and Spending

Blog11/09/2018

Healthcare under the Bernie Sanders plan would be so expansive, centralized, and monolithic as to make the Canadian system look sensible by comparison.

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Trump Is Playing Political Games with Ethanol

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending

Blog11/05/2018

Clearly, the proposal for increased usage of E15 is a government subsidy to corn growers and the ethanol industry.

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Why Bad Economics Makes Such Good Politics

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending

Blog11/02/2018

When the advocate for a new tariff or a new regulation says he's willing to pay a few bucks more for the "good" of society — what he really means is you should pay more, whether you like it or not.

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