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More Adventures in Statist Hypocrisy

It must be fun to be a leftist. You get to spend other people’s money. But that’s just for starters. Using the power of majoritarianism, you also get to tell the rest of the country what to do, how to behave, and even what to eat. Best of all, you can be a complete hypocrite. […]

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Tax Reform and the 2016 Election

I’m a huge fan of a simple and fair flat tax. Simply stated, if we’re going to have some sort of broad-based tax, it makes sense to collect revenue in the least-damaging fashion possible. And a flat tax achieves that goal by adhering to the principles of good tax policy. A low tax rate – […]

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Disgusting Thuggery by State and Local Governments

I have a Bureaucrat Hall of Fame to recognize government workers who have demonstrated special skills in ripping off taxpayers. And I’ve created a Moocher Hall of Fame to highlight deadbeats and scroungers who best illustrate the entitlement mentality. But maybe it’s now time to create Victims of Government Thuggery Hall of Fame (though I […]

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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane….It’s Super Entrepreneur!

When writing about economic growth, my usual approach is to point out that more output is a function of increases in the quantity and quality of labor capital. This is a helpful way of thinking about growth since it becomes easier to understand why certain policies are bad (such as redistribution programs that discourage labor […]

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The Left’s Inequality Fixation Is Economically Foolish and Politically Impotent

I don’t understand the left’s myopic fixation on income inequality. If they genuinely care about the less fortunate, they should be focused on policies that produce higher incomes. But instead, they agitate for class warfare and redistribution, which leads me to believe that many of them hate the rich more than they love the poor. […]

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Another Encouraging Example of How Tax Competition Thwarts the Greed of the Political Class

There are some things in life that are guaranteed to make me smile. Georgia Bulldog victories are on that list, of course, and I also relish occasional moments of glory on the softball field. Shifting to the world of public policy, nothing warms my heart and brings a smile to my face faster than news […]

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