Who benefits most from the death tax?
Ive sometimes asserted, only half-jokingly, that statists believe all of our income belongs to the government and that we should be grateful if were allowed to keep any slice of what we earn.
Whats Americas main fiscal policy challenge, particularly in the long run?
I realize its tax week and I should be condemning our convoluted tax code and oppressive IRS.
Whats the Laffer Curve? Its the simple, common-sense observation that theres not a linear relationship between tax rates and tax revenue.
Free trade is a good moral concept for the simple reason that politicians and bureaucrats should not be allowed to interfere with voluntary transactions between consenting adults.
Ive often complained that government-created third-party payer is the main problem with Americas healthcare system, and I was making that point well before Obamacare was imposed upon the country.
With tax day looming, lets wallow in misery by contemplating the burden on Americas taxpayers.
Whats the most important factor for economic progress?
When writing about the Golden State, I generally focus on fiscal policy. After all, California is trying to become the France of America by imposing punitive tax rates and continuously expanding the burden of government spending.
Ive written many times about the shortcomings of government schools at the K-12 level. We spend more on our kids than any other nation, yet our test scores are comparatively dismal.
When describing their view of government and public policy, libertarians and constitutional conservatives sometimes use a variation of this phrase: Not everything thats illegal is immoral, and not everything thats immoral should be illegal.
Its amazingly simple to reduce the burden of government spending. Policy makers simply need to impose some modest spending restraint so that government doesnt grow faster than the economys productive sector.
This is the 6th Anniversary of my first post on International Liberty.
This is a column I never expected to write. Thats because Im going to applaud Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman.
Last week, I applauded the Chairmen of the House and Senate Budget Committees for proposing budgets that complied with my Golden Rule, which means the burden of government would grow slower than the private sector.
With tax day fast approaching, its time to write about our good friends at the Internal Revenue Service.
If there was a truth-in-advertizing requirement, the OECD would be forced to admit that its mission is to promote policies that will increase the size, scope and power of government.
To be blunt, imposing a big national sales tax in addition to the income tax would be a horrible defeat for advocates of limited government. A VAT would lead to more spending and more debt.
No other nation in the world spends as much on education as the United States. According to our leftist friends, who prefer to measure inputs rather than outputs, this is a cause for celebration. I guess it shows we have the best intentions.