Taxes and Spending

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How Government Budget Deficits Make Us Poorer

Money and BanksTaxes and SpendingMoney and Banking


Government spending — not the size of the deficit — is the real problem with government intervention in the economy.

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3 Problems with Protectionism

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory


Protectionism is about giving consumers and ordinary people fewer choices while making them pay more for goods and services.

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Why Is It So Hard to Reduce the Pentagon Budget?

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory


Regardless of what is actually happening in the world, one thing is certain: in the long run, the Pentagon budget will not go down.

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Government Pension Plans Are Headed for Disaster

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory


Nevada's troubled pension plan provides ample evidence of why governments can not handle the task of running retirement funds.

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Making Sugar a Delicacy

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory


Thanks to government meddling, we all pay more for sugar to benefit a few powerful interest groups.

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Britain Should Embrace Unilateral Free Trade Right Now

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory


Unilateral free trade is not some utopian libertarian ideal. It is a real-world policy that has been used and which reaps economic rewards.

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Cronyism at the Gas Pump

Corporate WelfareTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory


Gas station owners have come up with a creative way to take more of their customers' money via the power of taxation.

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Iceland Today, the US Tomorrow?

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory


Iceland is not the only country coming up with "creative" ways to seize your wealth and income. The US is going down this path as well.

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Audio: Why the National Debt Will Only Get Larger

Taxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory


The national debt and cutting government spending simply are not topics the voters care about anymore.

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Don't Slap a New Tax on High-Frequency Trading

Financial MarketsTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory


High-frequency trading is not the nefarious scheme policymakers would have you believe it is. It serves a real purpose in the marketplace.

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