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Why Do Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Want to Undermine Jobs and Investment in America?

What’s the difference between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton? I suspect that most people would cite differences in personal ethics, but I’m a policy wonk so I actually think the leading candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination are two peas in a pod. The only real difference is that Sanders is more open about his […]

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The Best and Worst Developments of 2015

What were the most noteworthy events from 2015? Regarding bad news, there’s unfortunately a lot of competition. But if I’m forced to pick the very worst developments, here’s my list. Resuscitation of the Export-Import Bank – I did a premature victory dance last year when I celebrated the expiration of the Export-Import Bank’s authority.  I […]

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The OECD’s Jihad against American Taxpayers and its Campaign to Undermine U.S. Fiscal Sovereignty

It’s time to criticize my least-favorite international bureaucracy. Regular readers probably know that I’m not talking about the United Nations, International Monetary Fund, or World Bank. Those institutions all deserve mockery, but I think the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is – on a per-dollar basis – the bureaucracy that is most destructive […]

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More Dishonest Data Manipulation from Tax-Happy Bureaucrats at the OECD

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is a Paris-based international bureaucracy. It used to engage in relatively benign activities such as data collection, but now focuses on promoting policies to expand the size and scope of government. That’s troubling, particularly since the biggest share of the OECD’s budget comes from American taxpayers. So we’re […]

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If You Think Corporate Inversions Are Bad, Blame Politicians rather than Pfizer

Here we go again. The politicians in Washington are whining and complaining that “evil” and “greedy” corporations are bring traitors by engaging in corporate inversions so they can leave America. The issue is very simple. The United States has a very unfriendly and anti-competitive tax system. So it’s very much in the interest of multinational […]

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Elizabeth Warren’s Anti-Empirical Approach to Corporate Taxation

Whatever happened to Elizabeth Warren? A couple of years ago, she was the pin-up girl for the crazy left thanks to fatuous statements about “you didn’t build that.” But now she’s faded into the background and other politicians are getting more attention for their absurd statements (yes, I’m thinking of Hillary and Bernie). So what […]

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