Taxes and Spending

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Yes, Taxation Is Theft

Taxes and Spending

Blog11/15/2019

The government may claim that it needs the funds to provide essential social services: are the poor to be left to starve? But these assertions do not justify its policy of forcible seizure.

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The Cost of Government Is Rising Much Faster than Housing and Healthcare

Taxes and Spending

Blog11/09/2019

The American cost of living is driven up not only by housing and healthcare costs, but by even larger increases in tax bills and government spending.

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The IMF Wants the World to Embrace Sweden's Ineffective Carbon Tax

The EnvironmentGlobal EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog11/06/2019

Despite the IMF’s claims to the contrary, the case of Sweden actually shows that a political “solution” to climate change is ineffective.

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Europe's Spending Binge Is Slowing Its Economy

Global EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog10/21/2019

The string of spending increases announced daily in Europe disguise an extremely dangerous bet: that the ECB will bail out the eurozone forever.

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The Problem with Elizabeth Warren’s Wealth-Tax Plan

Taxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog10/19/2019

Elizabeth Warren's wealth tax is based on the idea that the government knows how to use wealth better than the private sector. The plan also ignores that the wealthy have been shown to flee countries with a wealth tax.

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Shays's Rebellion: The Excuse for a Centralized American State

Taxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog10/11/2019

The so-called Founding Fathers used small-scale tax rebellions to justify their counter-revolution against the spirit of 1776, thus launching the big-tax, big-government Constitutional Convention of 1787.

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Taking a Stand for "the People" Usually Means Hurting Actual People

Bureaucracy and RegulationProtectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending

Blog10/08/2019

Tucker Carlson insists that capitalism is just a "tool" that governments can regulate and manipulate so as to better serve "the people." In practice, this just means one group of "the people" uses government policy to enrich themselves at the expense of others.

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Why a Prominent Economist Abandoned His Support for Carbon Taxes

The EnvironmentTaxes and SpendingOther Schools of Thought

Blog09/10/2019

Activists who genuinely believe the world faces catastrophe should give serious consideration to David Henderson’s reasons for thinking a carbon tax might be a false “solution."

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The High Price of a "Free Lunch"

Taxes and Spending

Blog09/06/2019

Most everyone dislikes being taxed to pay for government. So governments turn to borrowing and printing money. But those methods aren't really any less costly than taxation.

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