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Taxes and Spending
Governments take on a variety of responsibilities as a justification for greatly expanding powers — claiming these powers are necessary to fulfill these new responsibilities.
Usually, in the marketplace, the billionaire gets his billions when he provides a service that enormous numbers of people are willing to voluntarily pay money for.
Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentTaxes and Spending
The "distinguished economists" advocating for a carbon tax are misleading the American public on several key points.
Taxes and SpendingU.S. History
The Hamiltonians foisted a central bank on the people of the United States at the first opportunity. But Thomas Paine wasn't fooled.
Spending $12 billion per day is not a shutdown. Spending 7% less than you spent last year is not a shutdown.
The EnvironmentTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy
The "Green New Deal" is aptly named, in the sense that the original New Deal was a massive boondoggle that restricted liberty and crippled the economy.
Not everything needs to turn into a nationwide systemic problem when the federal government is a political mess. We ought to decentralize now to limit the damage the feds can do.
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.
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.
Paul Krugman is now claiming the fact the US is not a 100% free-market economy justifies ever-higher taxes on "the rich."