Taxes and Spending

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Updating Robert Higgs's "Gross Domestic Private Product"

Booms and BustsTaxes and SpendingBusiness Cycles

Blog02/17/2017
Although once controversial, government purchases are now included in GDP measurements. But, it may be still useful to remove these purchases from GDP.

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Healthcare: Government — Not Technology — Is Driving Prices Up

HealthTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog02/15/2017
Technology by itself isn't what's making health care so expensive. A more likely cause is government intervention through welfare and regulation.

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That Troublesome 2009 Budget

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog02/15/2017
The 2009 fiscal year was a big year for huge increases in federal spending. Unfortunately, it was a bipartisan effort.

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The Goal of Socialists Is Socialism — Not Prosperity

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog02/13/2017
Some claim that if socialists understood economics they wouldn't be socialists. This is doubtful since the larger motivation is often political control.

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Who Will Be Blamed if the Oroville Dam Fails?

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog02/13/2017
California politicos lied about the cost of the failing Oroville dam, then failed to maintain it properly. But, government will likely escape all blame.

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Federal Spending Grew More Under Bush and Reagan than Under Obama

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog02/10/2017
If the experience of Bush years is any indication, we should brace ourselves now for big increases in government spending.

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Why Government Employees in Iowa Are Paid So Much

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog02/09/2017
It is fairly well known that government employees often make more than private-sector workers with similar skills. Things are especially bad in Iowa.

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Why Food Stamps Don't Promote Healthy Eating

Taxes and SpendingInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog02/08/2017
Food stamps have long been promoted with the idea that they improve nutrition and health. Unfortunately, this has never been shown to be true.

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Will Republicans End the Department of Education? Not Likely.

EducationTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog02/08/2017
If the Bush years are an indication, there's little danger of seeing any GOP-led cuts to the Dept. of Education.

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Stockman to Trump: It's the Economy, Stupid

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog02/08/2017
Concerns over the US economy put Donald Trump in the White House. But Trump seems rather uninterested in the hard work of reforming economic policy.

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