Taxes and Spending

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2021's Deficit Spending Is Already Out of Control. Here's Why That's a Problem.

Taxes and Spending

Blog12/23/2020

Deficits still matter, largely because they require monetary policies that lead to bubbles, inequality, and the slow Japanization of the US economy. 

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The Problem with Mandatory "Socially Responsible Investing"

Financial MarketsFree MarketsTaxes and Spending

Blog12/23/2020

There are ominous signs on the horizon that governments want to move toward mandating "socially responsible investing" for pensions and fund managers. This is a terrible idea, to say the least. 

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Mises Explains the Santa Claus Principle

Taxes and SpendingInterventionism

Blog12/21/2020

An essential point in the social philosophy of interventionism is the existence of an inexhaustible fund which can be squeezed forever.

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The "Great Reset" and Plans for a Global War on Savings

Taxes and Spending

Blog12/07/2020

Emerging market debt-to-GDP hit nearly 250 percent in the third quarter, with China reaching 335 percent, and for the year the ratio is expected to reach about 365 percent of global GDP.

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The Impossibility of "Taxation with Representation"

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog11/21/2020

The slogan "taxation without representation" implies that taxation with representation is both possible and moral. But the idea of political representation is fraught with errors.

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California's Tax-Limiting Prop. 13 Survives Yet Another Attack

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog11/19/2020

Prop. 15’s attempt to undermine California Prop. 13’s property tax protections for businesses has apparently failed.

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Want to Reduce the Trade Deficit? Cut Government Spending.

Protectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending

Blog11/11/2020

A trade deficit isn't actual evidence that anything is wrong. But if it were, one of the best things to do would be to reduce government spending. Unfortunately, politicians disagree. 

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American Voters: Don't Look to Europe as a Model

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic FreedomTaxes and Spending

Blog10/31/2020

As we face a second wave of coronavirus outbreak in Europe, we know that the March measures and aggressive lockdowns were a grave mistake.

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The Fed's Balance Sheet May Be Headed to $40–$50 Trillion

The FedFinancial MarketsTaxes and Spending

Blog10/30/2020

If the current thinking continues, the world’s central banks will buy whatever paper governments issue. The result by the end of the decade will be a Federal Reserve balance sheet totaling $40 to $50 trillion. 

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The Trillion-Dollar F-35 Fighter Program Does Not Make Americans Safer

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog10/21/2020

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program is not worthy of a massive investment by the taxpayer—especially since the program doesn't make Americans any safer. 

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