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How Tax Breaks for Tesla Cause Affordable-Housing Problems

Taxes and Spending

Blog01/18/2019

Wealth creation and savings are a far better indicator for economic prosperity than the "job creation" sought by politicians who use tax incentive programs for political purposes. 

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Sorting Out the Brexit Chaos

Blog12/21/2018

EU negotiators have done all they can to hinder the Brexit process. But freedom from the EU's trade straitjacket would, of course, be best for the UK.

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Tax Competition: A Practical Way to a Low-Tax World

Global EconomyTaxes and SpendingWorld History

Blog12/11/2018

It's important to make the moral case for lower taxes, but we shouldn't overlook simply defending institutional competition.

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It's Not All Trump: Congress Is a Disaster Too

Blog10/27/2018

Congress has no small part in the endless cycle of debt, spending, and rising bureaucratic power.

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Augusto, Milton, and Me: Reflections on a Trip to Chile

Global Economy

Blog10/09/2018

Chile would be even better off today had it adopted Mises-style laissez-faire over Milton Friedman's monetarism. But even a Friedmanian regime is far superior to the Keynesian economies that have ruined Argentina and Brazil.

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Jesus Would Have Voted Socialist, says Germany’s Left

Blog09/24/2018

Given that socialism is based primarily on theft and envy, it seems odd to claim that Jesus is a big fan of a socialist state.

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30 Years Later: Margaret Thatcher’s Vision for Europe Revisited

Protectionism and Free TradeWorld History

Blog09/20/2018

Thatcher's infamous yet magnificent "Bruges speech," which was far from being anti-EU, was a stark warning against Brussels' power-grabbing central government.

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The Fed's Plan for "Countercyclical Capital Buffers" Is Just More of the Same

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/14/2018

Scratching beneath the surface of the debate around countercyclical capital buffers, we find the normal level of duplicity that characterizes most debates about monetary policy.

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