The deficit for the year is pushing $2 trillion. And we still have five months to go until the end of the fiscal year. Only during World War II were the deficits so huge in relation to GDP. Meanwhile, the Fed continues to print money to buy more Federal debt.
When it comes to the oligarchs' new semiconductor subsidy scheme, the real cost in terms of economic distortions, lost welfare, and harm to competitors, is quite real and beyond the dollar amounts we see in the subsidy itself.
Biden’s tax increase plan does not make sense from a growth, revenue, or deficit perspective, and it does virtually nothing to address the real problem: ballooning spending on programs like Social Security.
Profit-seeking entrepreneurs move factors of production to their highest and most economical uses. Amtrak, on the other hand, is diverting useful factors of production from higher use values to lower-valued uses. To put it another way, Amtrak is destroying wealth.
Free market advocates long ago figured out that the monied classes of bankers and Wall Street operatives were exploiting the "little people" to prop up the fortunes of what is now the billionaire class. The scam is alive and well today.
Globalists know that so long as sovereign states have the ability to set their own tax rates, regimes are tempted to engage in “tax competition” in order to attract capital. The cure to this “problem” is a global minimum tax rate.