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What Hillary Needs to Win on Monday Night

On Monday night, Sept 26, I expect a full frontal assault, ambush if necessary, on Donald Trump by the interrogators on behalf of their fraternity, the …

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Even 43% of “Don’t-Give-a-Damn’s” Don’t Give a Damn About Democrats in 2016

This is a repeat of an article posted here in 2014, leading into that historic election cycle. Same conditions, even greater dislike for the Democrats …

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Hillary’s Grave-Robber Tax Hike

What’s the worst possible tax hike, the one that would do the most economic damage? Raising income tax rates is never a good idea, and there’s powerful evidence from the 1980s about how upper-income taxpayers have considerable ability to change their behavior in response to changes in incentives. But if you want to know the […]

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Trevor Noah Does a Facepalm by Accidentally Debunking the Obama-Clinton Mantra on Gun Control

I like when leftists accidentally make the case for limited government. The IMF, for instance, accidentally put together some solid evidence showing that a value-added tax is a money machine for bigger government. A story in the New York Times, meanwhile, accidentally showed that politicians will hike taxes if they’re not constrained by tax competition. […]

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More Predatory and Corrupt Behavior by Politicians

Here’s an interesting issue to ponder. Is corruption rampant in government because the perverse incentive structure of politics turns good people into bad people? Or do bad people naturally gravitate to government and politics because it’s the easiest (and legal, though generally immoral) way to take money from other people? I guess this is like […]

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Hillary Clinton’s Plan to Create More Poverty and Dependency

Because of my disdain for the two statists that were nominated by the Republicans and Democrats, I’m trying to ignore the election. But every so often, something gets said or written that cries out for analysis. Today is one of those days. Hillary Clinton has an editorial in the New York Times entitled “My Plan […]

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