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Government Pensions, Incentives, and Our Everlasting Welfare State

Taxes and Spending

Blog03/07/2019

It turns out that workforce participation drops off significantly once it becomes possible to live off a government pension instead. Thus, pension policies have placed an enormous burden on those who still have to work.

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Government Spending Isn't Always Inflationary

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/23/2019

While government spending re-allocates and distorts resources, it is not necessarily inflationary. Inflation really just stems from money creation and fractional-reserve lending carryied out by central banks and private banks — thus creating money "out of thin air."

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Government Road Management: Is There a Better Way?

Blog02/19/2019

With roads, it is time to give private enterprise a chance.

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Government Spending Doesn't Create Economic Growth

Blog01/25/2019

Government spending doesn't create wealth. It destroys wealth.

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Gilets Jaunes: French Protesters Demand Lower Taxes and More Spending

Blog01/19/2019

The Gilets Jaunes are a crisis for the French state, and it remains to be seen if the French leviathan will use it to expand their powers.

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Government Shutdown Shows Why We Need to Decentralize National Parks

Taxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog01/03/2019

We're supposed to think it's perfectly normal that Washington DC bureaucrats decide whether or not you can use an outhouse toilet 2,500 miles from DC. Because it's in a "national" park.

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Gun-Free Zones at School: George H.W. Bush’s Questionable Gun Control Legacy

Blog12/14/2018

 Bush’s policies have not made the world safer for democracy, nor the U.S. safer domestically.

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George Bush's Wars Set the Stage for 25 Years of Endless War

War and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog12/05/2018

The late George H. W. Bush was instrumental in creating our world of endless war against foreign states that are no threat to the United States.

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