Bernie Sanders and other advocates for more taxes like to note that income tax rates hit 90 percent in the 1950s. What they leave out is that few ever paid such rates and total tax revenues were about the same then as today.
The problem with the central bank's easy-money policies is not primarily that it leads to rising prices. The big problem is that it leads to the crippling of the wealth creation process and the movement of resources from productive to non-productive sectors.
With a Congress enamored of military spending and elective wars, there's no end in sight for the tax and spend policies that ensure bigger and more lavish treats and amenities for government contractors and military agencies alike.
Investors and real estate agents often tell people to “buy land, they’re not making any more!” But in truth, land is heterogeneous, and whether or not it increases in value depends on many factors that can transform nearly worthless land into valuable land.