Taxes and Spending

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Single-Payer Healthcare Is the Worst Kind of Universal Healthcare

HealthTaxes and Spending

Blog05/17/2019

Compared to other types of universal healthcare systems, what we call "single-payer" healthcare is possibly the worst of all.

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French Incomes Place Below Some of America's Poorest States — And the Protesters Know It

Taxes and Spending

Blog05/15/2019

France has a lower income than 49 US states, which may shed some light on why protests continue all these weeks later.

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Hazlitt Predicted Economics in Two Lessons

Book ReviewsTaxes and SpendingOther Schools of Thought

Blog05/15/2019

In the words of Henry Hazlitt, "ideas which now pass for brilliant innovations and advances are in fact mere revivals of ancient errors."

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In the US, Rich States Spend Less on Welfare

Taxes and Spending

Blog05/14/2019

The key to a high quality of life is a free economy devoted to trade and entrepreneurship. Contrary to what we're told about Europe's welfare states, more government social spending doesn't cause economic prosperity.

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Social Security's Winners and Losers

Taxes and Spending

Blog05/14/2019

If Social Security was efficient, equitable, reliable and sustainable, defending the status quo might be sensible. But it is none of those things.

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The Social Security Black Hole Has Arrived

Taxes and Spending

Blog05/13/2019

Despite spending nearly $2 trillion, or 45% of the federal budget, every year on Social Security and Medicare, the feds are headed toward insolvency, and there is no relief in sight.

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Unlike Real Insurance, Social Security "Insurance" Creates Greater Risk for the Future

Taxes and Spending

Blog04/30/2019

Social Security acts as a sort of "reverse insurance," doling out money now, leaving less for the future.

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In Spain’s Elections, the Left Wins, but the Economy Loses

Taxes and SpendingWorld History

Blog04/29/2019

The center-left in Spain survived last weeks elections. Whether the economy can survive the left's tax addiction remains to be seen.

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Government Spending on Colleges in the US Is Higher than in the Countries with "Free" College

EducationTaxes and Spending

Blog04/25/2019

Government spending on higher education is higher in the US than in Switzerland, Germany, or France. But colleges remain expensive here because they focus more on non-educational perks and extras.

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The Income Tax: Lessons from the Sixteenth Amendment

Taxes and Spending

Blog04/15/2019

The passage of an income tax in the early twentieth century in America was an enormous shift toward a far more centralized and powerful state.

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