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The core problems protested by the "Yellow Vests" are largely of an economic nature, while they also targeted the political class that is widely seen as being out of touch with reality.
SocialismTaxes and SpendingWorld HistoryInterventionism
Emmanuel Macron said he wanted to make France more free and more competitive. But his failed tax increase on gasoline shows just how fragile reform attempts are in France.
In 1944, Roosevelt revealed that the original Bill of Rights had “proved inadequate to assure us equality in the pursuit of happiness.” So he proposed to replace it with something far worse.
Taxes and Spending
Federal workers are paid so much more (17 percent more) than private sector workers, they could lose almost nine weeks of pay, never receive back pay, and still be better paid than their private-sector colleagues.
Global EconomyLabor and WagesU.S. History
The Fed tells us that the Millennials are less wealthy and lower-income than others. But the Fed ignores its own role in stifling wealth growth among the young.
French protests over a new climate-change-inspired fuel tax highlight high costs imposed on ordinary people by climate-change policies.
If the laws of economics are either unknown or not heeded, the inevitable penalty will be an economy of scarcity and poverty.
Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy
The US government used foreign aid to spread a eugenics-tinged sterilization policy in Peru in the late 1990s.