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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.
Taxes and SpendingU.S. History
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.
Protectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending
Tariffs and economic sanctions infringe on the fundamental, God-given right of people to trade with whomever they want.
Corporate WelfareCronyism and CorporatismTaxes and Spending
The government should put its cozy relationship with Musk on a long, if not permanent, hiatus.
Global EconomyTaxes and SpendingWorld History
It's important to make the moral case for lower taxes, but we shouldn't overlook simply defending institutional competition.
Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentTaxes and Spending
The media is using the recent National Climate Assessment to warn about the "cost of inaction" on climate change. Here's what they miss.
The real problem of the federal budget is that there's far too much spending. The fact that it's not a balanced budget is a minor concern by comparison.
French protests over a new climate-change-inspired fuel tax highlight high costs imposed on ordinary people by climate-change policies.
HealthTaxes and Spending
Those pushing Medicare for All rely on the presumption that it will generate huge administrative efficiencies. But they greatly underestimate the program's real administrative cost.
As the wage-earning population grows smaller as a proportion of the population, get ready for calls for "wealth taxes" which can keep the taxes coming in even as total wage incomes fall.