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Lawmakers once tried to legislate the value of Pi.
Taxes and Spending
Determining just how privileged you are, can be a confusing matter. After all, according to the current narrative, a white woman is privileged by her race and oppressed by her gender. And it gets even more complicated from there.
The government wants you to save less and spend more. And the IRS wants a bigger piece of your wealth.
Bureaucracy and RegulationFree MarketsEntrepreneurshipValue and Exchange
Calls for finding efficiencies in government by electing or appointing people to “run it like a business” are futile.
Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Police StateU.S. HistoryWorld History
Looking more like an old-school authoritarian regime, the US government now has the power to revoke your passport if you owe taxes.
Big GovernmentTaxes and Spending
The true purpose of carbon taxes on gas is to make it artificially expensive to drive.
Media and CultureU.S. History
As with the right to free speech in general, expressing one's property rights depends partly on whose property one is standing.
Bureaucracy and RegulationValue and Exchange
Noah Smith has written yet another "popular" column challenging established economics assumptions. But he's really only appealing to his reader's established biases.