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The Trumped-Up Myths Behind "Trickle-Down" Economics

The EntrepreneurTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory


The critique of "trickle-down" economics relies on a mistaken zero-sum view that more income for some must reduce incomes to others.

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Hillary's Huge Estate-Tax Hike

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory


Estate taxes destroy businesses and undermine families while enriching the state. Not surprisingly, Hillary Clinton wants more of them.

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Roll Call: 'The Deficit Debate Has Disappeared'

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory


Donald Trump has forced the GOP to admit it really has no interest in serious spending cuts or in balancing the budget.

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The New Nevada: Taxpayer Bucks for Billionaires

Taxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyPolitical Theory


The Silver State is not what it used to be and its lawmakers can not help saying "yes" to billionaires seeking taxpayer largesse.

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Indoctrination: 35 Years of the US Department of Education

EducationTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

What has the Federal Department of Education done for students? The DOE has spent a lot of taxpayer money, but the results are less than impressive.

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Italy's Earthquake: Will It Revive Their Economy?

Global EconomyTaxes and Spending


Bastiat's broken-window fallacy lives on in Italy where advocates for a new wave of government spending will bring an economic renaissance.

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Free Trade Brings Abundance — Protectionism Brings Scarcity

Global EconomyTaxes and SpendingPolitical TheoryValue and Exchange


When it comes to trade, the best US policy, or that of any country, is the elimination of all barriers to imports.

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IRS Numbers Show Little Income Growth for Americans

Taxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyBusiness Cycles


Real income and wealth growth in the United States peaked in the 1990s, and has been declining since.

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Infrastructure Spending Does not "Grow the Economy"

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory


Both Trump and Clinton agree the US government needs to spend billions more on infrastructure. More spending is not the boon they think it is.

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Krugman versus Krugman: Tax Rates versus Tax Revenues

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory


When it comes to the effects of taxation, Krugman the economist appears to disagree with Krugman the New York Times columnist.

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