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Most Everything Governments Do Should Be Regarded as "Corrupt"

Cronyism and CorporatismTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog10/03/2020

Governments that redistribute wealth and regulate our daily lives are inherently corrupt. We cheapen the word "corruption" when we reserve it for just a few politicians who break the arbitrary rules.

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If the US Adopts Eurozone Policies, the Jobs Recovery Will Suffer

Labor and WagesTaxes and Spending

Blog09/28/2020

The best social policy is one that supports job creation and rising wages. Entitlements do not make a society more prosperous, and ultimately drive it to stagnation.

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Taxation and Theft, Viking Style

Taxes and SpendingWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog09/26/2020

When Vikings robbed their victims, they often called the booty gjald (debt) as if the stolen goods were repayment for a service provided by the robbers.

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Should Billionaires Exist?

SocialismTaxes and Spending

Blog09/21/2020

It may be emotionally satisfying for many to favor sticking it to billionaires, but reason informs us that in so doing it is the poor who would end up paying the steepest price.

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The Saving Problem in America: Alternatives and Reforms

Monetary PolicyTaxes and SpendingCapital and Interest Theory

Blog09/15/2020

Savings are the foundation for a productive and advanced economy. Unfortunately, governments insist on policies that make it harder for ordinary people to save.

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Howard Buffett: Against Legal Plunder

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog09/09/2020

The commandment "Thou shalt not steal" was not to be abolished outright. That would offend too many. So the commandment was simply modified to "Thou shalt not steal—except by majority vote."

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Why Americans Are Looking for a Safe Haven from the Dollar

Monetary PolicyStrategyTaxes and Spending

Blog08/27/2020

As confidence in the dollar falls, Americans put more of their money in gold, silver, and cryptocurrencies. State governments can help this process along by deregulating sound money.

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2020 Will Be a Record-Breaking Year for Debt. How Long Can This Last?

InflationThe FedTaxes and Spending

Blog08/26/2020

We’re in a terminal debt spiral. The only question is how long it will last until the patient succumbs.

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Want to Really Cut Taxes? Cut Government Spending.

Taxes and Spending

Blog08/25/2020

To cut taxes without cutting spending means greater burdens on the private sector through more government borrowing, higher indirect taxes, and monetary pumping which will come in the future. 

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Mexico’s Unexpected Fiscal Sanity

Global EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog08/24/2020

President López Obrador of Mexico has surprisingly been a voice of fiscal sanity, refusing to embrace the sorts of enormous stimulus packages that are now so popular worldwide.

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