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Pete Buttigieg's Sovietesque Plan for Rural Revitalization

ImmigrationPovertySocialismTaxes and Spending

Blog02/25/2020

Buttigieg's plan to repopulate depressed rural areas with immigrants reminds one of old Soviet schemes to ship people to Siberia to stimulate the economy there.

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Tax Burdens, Per Capita Income, and Simpson’s Paradox

Taxes and Spending

Is there a correlation between wealth and a higher tax burden? After, people like to say that more taxes mean more public services.

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Why It's so Hard to Escape America's "Anti-Poverty" Programs

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Blog02/20/2020

Between the regulation of business and penalties for rising income, anti-poverty policies in America make it so that many workers have no clear path to escape poverty.

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Social Security Cannot Survive in Its Present Form

Taxes and Spending

Blog02/19/2020

The Social Security program will have to be either inflated away with increasingly worthless dollars or Congress will have to intervene to cut benefits. 

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Social Security Is a Terrible "Investment"

Taxes and Spending

Blog02/17/2020

Social Security has been a money-losing mess for decades, and it's a major drain on private sector saving and investment.

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Foreign Aid Empowers Corrupt Regimes. End It.

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog02/13/2020

US aid to foreign regimes helps free governments from having to raise funds from their own people. So, the recipients of foreign aid are likely to become less responsive and more corrupt.

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US Mandatory Spending Projected to Increase Over a Trillion Dollars by 2023

Taxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog02/12/2020

Even if discretionary spending stays flat, total government outlays are estimated to increase by more than $1 trillion, significantly above any measure of tax revenues. And that is without considering a possible recession.

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Argentina’s "Emergency Law" Just Means More of the Same

Monetary PolicyTaxes and Spending

Blog01/25/2020

Argentina is only going to prosper when it recognizes that its fiscal and monetary imbalances are not the fault of the citizens and their small businesses, but of the government.

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Meet the Spendthrifts

Taxes and Spending

Blog01/23/2020

If the government were a sitcom family, they would be called the Spendthrifts, and no one would dream of trusting them with credit.

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"Low" Tax Rates Often Mask Much Larger Tax Burdens

Taxes and Spending

Blog01/09/2020

The moral of this economic story is that whenever someone who has an incentive to lowball the burden of a tax is speaking or writing, be careful to look at what happens to take-home income as a better guide to policy.

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