Taxes and Spending

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"Ability to Pay" Is a Lousy Way to Judge Tax Policy

Taxes and Spending

Blog04/11/2018

The ability-to-pay doctrine falls short of providing a logical or ethical justification for progressive tax rates, for multiple reasons.

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The Disaster of Federal Farm Policy

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending

Blog04/09/2018

The failures of farm programs remain a reminder of why Washington’s power needs to be radically slashed across the board.

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Why the President Said "No"

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog04/09/2018

And yet I feel obliged to withhold my approval ... [for] the appropriation of public funds...

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How To Build a Better Tax Haven

Global EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog04/02/2018

Unfortunately, it is often only small countries with few natural resources that appreciate the benefits of being a tax haven. 

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Austrians vs the Mainstream: on Taxes

Taxes and SpendingOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog03/15/2018
Perhaps it is time for mainstream economists to reevaluate their methodology on taxes.

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Politicians Are Rushing to Ink Cronyist Deal with Amazon

Taxes and Spending

Blog03/15/2018

The massive tax breaks and subsidies being offered to Amazon for their second headquarters has taken crony capitalism to dizzying heights.

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Against Trump's Tariffs

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismTaxes and Spending

Blog03/04/2018

The verdict of sound economics is universal. Tariffs cripple economies, reduce the standard of living, and pit some groups against others.

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The Myth of America's "Stingy" Welfare State

Decentralization and SecessionTaxes and Spending

Blog03/02/2018

With welfare, the US outspends Canada and Australia, and is on a par with Switzerland. On government healthcare, the US outspends nearly everyone.

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Public Goods, National Defense, and Central Planning

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog02/27/2018
Since national defense is not bought and sold in markets, we can't really know its value or whether there is too much or too little of it.

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