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Replicate the Success of Welfare Reform by Putting States in Charge of Fraud-Riddled Food Stamp Program

As shown by this graphic, why are so many people in Maine taking advantage of the food stamp program? As shown by this map, why does Oregon have such a high level of food stamp dependency? These are just rhetorical questions since I don’t have the answers. But if we can come up with good […]

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Lessons from Sweden about Welfare and Immigration

Sweden is an odd country, at least from the perspective of public policy. On the positive side, it has private Social Security accounts. It has an admirable school choice system. And it was a good role model of spending restraint back in the 1990s. But on the negative side, Sweden has one of the world’s […]

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Jihadi John (a.k.a, Mohammed Emwazi) Should also Be Known as Moocher Mohammed

Bad ideas definitely have the ability to cross borders. The income tax first appeared in England, on a temporary basis during the Napoleanic wars and then permanently in 1842. It then spread like a cancer to other parts of the world, eventually reaching – and plaguing – the United States starting in 1913. Government-run Social […]

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Ending the Export-Import Bank’s Corporate Welfare Should Be a Gimme for the GOP

In the grand scheme of things, the Export-Import Bank isn’t the worst government program or the one that most needs to be abolished. Entitlement programs are a far bigger threat to America’s long-run fiscal stability the Ex-Im Bank, with Medicaid serving as a particularly sobering example. Handouts to the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and […]

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Ending the Export-Import Bank’s Corporate Welfare Should Be a Gimme for the GOP

In the grand scheme of things, the Export-Import Bank isn’t the worst government program or the one that most needs to be abolished. Entitlement programs are a far bigger threat to America’s long-run fiscal stability the Ex-Im Bank, with Medicaid serving as a particularly sobering example. Handouts to the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and […]

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The State Department’s Refugee Program Shouldn’t be a Terrorist-Funding Welfare Scam

While immigration is a very contentious issue for the politicians in Washington, there’s actually some level of agreement among people in the real world. Almost everybody agrees that it would be foolish and short-sighted not to allow some immigration, particularly from young, educated people with valuable skills. Similarly, there is widespread agreement that you can’t […]

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