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Public Policy Always Costs Somebody Something

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending

Blog09/03/2017
When there are several false premises, the odds turn heavily against the likelihood of good policy.

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How Welfare States Encourage Bad Economic Thinking

Media and CultureTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

The prevalence of welfare-statist “redistribution” spells the death of sound economics.

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Why Houston Doesn't Need Federal Flood Relief — In Four Charts

Decentralization and SecessionTaxes and Spending

Blog08/31/2017
Texas and Houston are larger and wealthier than most countries. Forcing other states to pay for rebuilding is nothing more than political theater.

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Waiting for a Republican Rollback of Government? Don't Hold Your Breath

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog08/27/2017
The Republicans failed on health care, but now they are offering a new plan for tax and spending cuts, with a promise of smaller government.

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Why Some Pharmaceuticals Are So Expensive

HealthTaxes and Spending

Blog08/13/2017
Before we can make health care affordable, we must confront why a previously affordable commodity has become unaffordable.

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Week in Review: August 12, 2017

Legal SystemTaxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryEntrepreneurship

Blog08/11/2017
As the war drums with North Korea get ever louder, it’s appropriate that this week was the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Japan.

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A Flat Tax Is Not More "Efficient" Than a Tax System with Loopholes

Taxes and SpendingValue and Exchange

Blog08/10/2017
If we want taxpayers to be more efficient, we should be giving them more tax loopholes. Closing loopholes has the opposite effect.

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Why Kansas's Tax-Cut "Failure" Is Really a Success

Taxes and Spending

Blog08/03/2017
When tax cuts lay the ground work for a better economy, government statistics often fail to measure the benefits.

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Why It's Not Hypocrisy for Libertarians To Benefit from Government Programs

Taxes and Spending

Blog07/31/2017
Many are calling TV pundit Tomi Lahren a "hypocrite" for benefiting from an Obamacare mandate. Lahren may be more of a victim than a beneficiary.

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The Whiskey Rebellion: A Model for Our Time?

StrategyTaxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog07/31/2017
The Whiskey Rebellion, considered properly, was a victory for liberty and property rather than for federal taxation.

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