New Research Rejects Piketty and Saez’s Rewrite of Economic History

– March 14, 2022

“This development is significant because prominent policymakers rely on Piketty and Saez’s research to justify tax increases. These revisions must be taken into account by policymakers seeking to reduce inequality via tax policy.” ~ Amelia Janaskie & David Waugh


Funding Obsolete Transportation

– January 26, 2022

“Transit subsidies make no more sense than subsidies to manual typewriters, rotary telephones, or steam locomotives. Designing transportation systems based on how people actually travel can make those systems safe, environmentally sensitive, resilient, and efficient.” ~ Randal O’Toole


Elon Musk’s Big Giant Enormous Tax Bill

– January 6, 2022

“Democratic proposals generally involve making the tax code even more complicated, with the Alternative Minimum Tax applying to increasing numbers of taxpayers, and increasing the demand for tax-planning.” ~ Clifford F. Thies


The Live Free or Die State Points the Way to Low Taxes and Freedom

– December 30, 2021

“If you dream of a world where Congress respects your rights more than they covet campaign contributions from crony interests, the Congressional Apportionment Amendment would go a long way to restoring the Founder’s vision of a republic that guarantees individual rights.” ~ Barry Brownstein


A U.S. Wealth Tax Would Force Wealth Out of the U.S.

– November 1, 2021

“Since no other developed country taxes wealth in the aggressive way that the Democrats are proposing, passage of their proposed tax would result in a massive flight of human and financial capital out of the United States.” ~ John Tamny


FNB’s Shameful Public Purse Raid

– October 28, 2021

“That big bankers and their government toadies continue to play the public for suckers is abhorrent. That’s especially true as, on one hand, they tout all the ‘public benefits’ of their projects as their other hand turns out taxpayer pockets.” ~ Colin McNickle


President Biden Is the Latest to Promote the Fib That Corporations Pay No Taxes

– October 8, 2021

“So long as the tax code penalizes work and investment, corporate taxes will be enormously high. Call them what they are: taxes on individual earnings that harm the individual, and that by extension harm the corporations that operate within what we call an ‘economy.'” ~ John Tamny


SALT Deductibility, Hypocrisy and Good Government

– October 6, 2021

“SALT deductibility suffers from several policy disabilities. If state and local governments benefit their citizens, they offer them more valuable services than costs, so no deductibility is warranted.” ~ Gary M. Galles


What Is Tax Fairness?

– September 7, 2021

“I suspect that, in a prosperous and growing economy, questions of ‘fairness’ will lose much of their political cachet and recede to the academic lounges where they belong.” ~ Theodore A. Gebhard


You Are Not Paying a Higher Relevant Tax Rate Than Billionaires

– June 15, 2021

“Allegations that higher income earners don’t pay their ‘fair share’ of taxes are a mainstay misrepresentation of the political left. When the facts say otherwise, they simply twist the facts and ignore more serious studies. ProPublica’s latest effort is just one more of a long line of such analytical abuses, whose details have varied over time in search of what can be most effectively used to mislead citizens.” ~ Gary M. Galles


Go East, Young Man.

– June 10, 2021

“What matters now is whether California will do anything at all to make it a more palatable possibility for people who would be inclined to live there. If not, we’ll see continued erosion of the tax base, as it is only people who pay taxes who are inclined to leave, and a smaller congressional contingent with each passing census.” ~ James R. Harrigan


Setting the Table for Covid-X

– May 15, 2021

“Covid-19 struck a robust, arguably healthy economy; a less productive, more heavily-indebted, higher tax economy awaits Covid-X.” ~ Peter C. Earle