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Why Bad Economics Makes Such Good Politics

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending

Blog11/02/2018

When the advocate for a new tariff or a new regulation says he's willing to pay a few bucks more for the "good" of society — what he really means is you should pay more, whether you like it or not.

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Get Rid of Campaign Finance Laws — Decentralize to Make Campaigns Cheaper

Decentralization and SecessionTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog11/01/2018

It costs more to run a campaign in a large jurisdiction than a small one. Making districts and states smaller would reduce the role of money in politics.

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Why Tax Cuts Without Spending Cuts Won't Bring Economic Growth

Taxes and SpendingMoney and Banking

Blog11/01/2018

Government spending distorts and harms the wealth creation process. And cutting taxes without cutting spending won't lead to real economic growth.

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Deficits Do Matter: Debt Payments Will Consume Trillions of Dollars in Coming Years

Taxes and Spending

Blog10/27/2018

In coming years, interest payments on debt will increasingly pull money away from programs like Medicare and military spending.

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Forced Sterilizations in Peru — Paid for by US Taxpayers

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog10/25/2018

The US government used foreign aid to spread a eugenics-tinged sterilization policy in Peru in the late 1990s.

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More than Half of America Gets More in Welfare than it Pays in Taxes

Taxes and Spending

Blog10/24/2018

A big chunk of the voting population relies on taxpayer-funded benefits to pad their incomes. The effects on voting and public policy can't be ignored.

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William Nordhaus vs. the U.N. on Climate Change Policy

Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentTaxes and Spending

Blog10/20/2018

It is the boosters of aggressive government action, such as a carbon tax, who ignore the peer-reviewed research on climate change.

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Yes, Inequality Is a Problem — When Caused by the Government

Money and BanksTaxes and Spending

Blog10/12/2018

Some inequality arises naturally from freedom of choice. Some comes from government meddling. One is good and the other is bad. …

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