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Why Business Owners Can't Just "Pass on" Tax Costs to Consumers

Taxes and Spending

Blog10/26/2021

If business owners could increase their prices without a loss in sales, they would have already done so. Yet many conservatives mistakenly claim tax increases are just "passed on" to consumers.

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Who Will Build the Roads? Anyone Who Stands to Benefit from Them.

Taxes and Spending

Blog10/18/2021

The appropriate question is not “Who will build the roads?” but rather “Who will pay for them without taxation?” History suggests the answer is "lots of people" and the "public goods" theory is wrong.

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The 2021 Nobel Prize and the Trend of Economic Thinking

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Blog10/11/2021

The 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics has been awarded to Berkeley's David Card, MIT's Josh Angrist, and Stanford's Guido Imbens for their work on "natural experiments," a currently fashionable approach to estimating the causal impact of one economic variable on another. 

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Why Americans Would Benefit from a Government Default

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Blog10/05/2021

With default we restore trillions to the private sector and permanently reduce government’s ability to hog the resources we need to maintain prosperity. 

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The Covid Stimulus Isn’t Like Other Stimulus. It’s Much Bigger.

Taxes and Spending

Blog08/25/2021

We have to go back to 1945 and the Second World War to find a time in which government spending is similar to today's panic-driven frenzy of spending in Washington. 

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Government Debt Is Starting to Look Almost as Sketchy as Payday Loans

Taxes and Spending

Blog07/10/2021

As government seek ever larger amounts of debt to finance more spending, they're embracing huge debt levels in the way a broke consumer might embrace payday loans. In the end, we're left with nothing but a flimsy promise to pay. 

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The Fed: Why Federal Spending Soared in 2020 but State and Local Spending Flatlined

Taxes and Spending

Blog06/25/2021

In 2020, federal spending grew year-over-year at the highest rate since the Korean War. But state and local spending growth flatlined. Why? The answer lies with the Federal Reserve and how the feds can spend and borrow a lot more than any state. 

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Why Biden Wants a Cap on State and Local Tax Deductions

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Blog06/19/2021

The SALT tax deduction allows state and local taxes—like property taxes—to be deducted from federal taxes. To cap it is to pave the way for the federal government to tax income twice.

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Public Debt Got a Lot Worse from the Great Recession to the Great Lockdown

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Debt accumulation was already unsustainable prior to 2020, but the Great Lockdown has triggered an explosive increase. It may soon be reaching a point of no return for the world's major economies.

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Biden's Jobs Plan: More Government Jobs Won't Fix the Economy

Taxes and Spending

Blog05/22/2021

Government jobs may help reduce the official unemployment rate, but they actually damage the economy. After all, most government workers are employed in the business of redistributing wealth and regulating private property. 

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