Taxes
lotsoftaxes

Nothing Is More Expensive Than a Free Government Service

– July 2, 2019

Every promise of a free government service should be greeted with instant, habitual, and empirically verified incredulity.

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Taxes
complexfactory

The Carbon Tax Fails the Public-Choice Test

– July 1, 2019

An “efficient” carbon tax — one that truly solves the so-called “market failure” problem — requires that government officials first divine the optimal rate of emissions and then set the tax at a level that will result in this rate of emissions.

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Taxes
UStreasury

Dear Billionaires, the US Treasury Awaits Your Voluntary Contribution

– July 1, 2019

The opportunity to voluntarily tax yourself at rates you so choose is available to you via the US Treasury. 

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Free Trade, Taxes
tariffsahead

No, Mr. President, Tariffs Do Not Cause Prosperity

– May 5, 2019

The prospect that the US president would conclude that tariffs cause growth has always been the downside of good economic numbers. Good performance of the macroeconomy only encourages his worst instincts to impose more harmful trade policies.

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Regulation, Taxes
vapinggirl

If You Try to Quit the Habit, We’ll Tax You

– April 29, 2019

Unfortunately, these foolish mistakes will be made on the back of smokers who may get to switch away from tobacco.

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Taxes
taxburden

Punitive Taxation of America’s Richest

– April 24, 2019

Taken together, the top quintile of earners, representing 53 percent of total income, paid 70 percent of all federal taxes, or 17 percentage points above their fair share.

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Taxes
hippocrates

Economists Should First Do No Harm

– March 8, 2019

We ought to attack the true root cause of inequality — that is, rent-seeking. This is far more productive than redistributing the rents that the rent-seekers captured.

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Taxes
amazonny

The Amazon Deal Was An Outrage From the Beginning

– February 15, 2019

There is never any good reason for government to subsidize a private company. Such handouts are appalling in their cronyism, in addition to being a sign of economic ignorance.

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Taxes
PM_0214

The Real History of the American Income Tax

– February 14, 2019

Income tax history provides many lessons on both the effects and perils of high rates.

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Regulation, Taxes
snowman

These Shutdowns Devastate the Credibility of Government

– February 1, 2019

The problem is not a single program or regulation. It’s the complete paradigm of a state that knows no limits to its power. That paradigm has gradually faded. Another will take its place. 

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