Monday, October 1st, 2018

How many times have you had to hold your nose when voting for a candidate because you hate their views on some issues but agree with them on issues you find more important? This is the familiar problem of bundling.

Friday, July 27th, 2018

For the second time since the last election, there’s a growing effort to impose a carbon tax on Americans. Once again, this effort is being led not by the environmentalist left, but by conservative organizations and a small group of Republican legislators.

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Should a person be forced to pay the equivalent of union dues that pushes a version of politics that he or she opposes? The Supreme Court has ruled: no. 

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

What Elizabeth Warren intends is to make the highwayman rob you in your sleep, so that you never know he is there and come to expect less ownership in the morning than when you went to bed. Her proposed change to tax filing would diminish property rights, make tax increases easier, reduce your privacy, and fundamentally upend what remains of the idea that you are entitled to the wealth you earn. It would also end up restricting your possible sources of income

Monday, December 25th, 2017

So far as I’m concerned, the genuine achievements under the Trump administration can be summed up in two words: tax cuts and deregulation.

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Tax debates might have better outcomes if we began by acknowledging that the politicians take the money from the people who earn it. It’s not the politicians’ money. It’s ours.

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Nothing raises Americans’ ire more than tax increases, but most of us don’t know that we face a hidden income-tax hike almost every year that the economy grows.

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Taxes are being collected to help end the financial crisis that ended nearly a decade ago.

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

An especially controversial feature of President Trump’s proposed tax reform is a cut in the corporate income tax. The current tax is progressive, with rates ranging from 15 to 35 percent on income minus deductions. The Trump tax would have a single rate of 15 percent and would eliminate some deductions.

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Americans spend $400 billion dollars per year to comply with the tax code. Americans also dedicate 9 billion hours of labor to comply with the current tax code. Beyond costly compliance, the current tax code distorts investment and work decisions in the economy. Something needs to be done to simplify the tax code and make it pro-growth. 

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Remember, all spending is a tax. It has to come from somewhere. It's coming out of the value of your Dollar.

by Steve H. Hanke
Monday, June 11th, 2012

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but a steak tastes not as sweet - if it's a cut of horse  meat... The new CPI calculations are designed to further disguise inflation and the erosion of your standard of living.

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

What's the point of saving the banks if you've got to destroy money to do it?

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
“We’ve just passed the second anniversary of "economic stimulus" under President Barack Obama. Aside from spending on the stimulus itself—the actual price tag soon climbed from $787 billion to $862 billion—not much else has been stimulated.
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
"Many governors face more than a spending crisis. They preside over failed systems that have discouraged fiscal restraint and sometimes preferred the interests of state employees to the interests of taxpayers.
Monday, February 21st, 2011
"Classic Obama debt reduction: Add $2 trillion in new taxes, then add another $1 trillion in new spending and, presto, you've got $1 trillion of debt reduction.
Monday, November 29th, 2010
"The sudden increase in capital investments would create jobs and encourage economic growth, which would then make it possible to weather the interest rate hikes the Fed would inevitably adopt to keep inflation from getting out of hand.
Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
"Inflation worries the general public much more than it does the economics profession, and economists remain perplexed as to exactly why. The costs that concern economists are inflation’s deadweight loss.