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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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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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