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

The EntrepreneurTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog10/02/2016

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

Blog09/30/2016

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

Blog09/28/2016

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

Blog09/27/2016

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

Blog09/21/2016

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

Blog09/18/2016

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

Blog09/16/2016

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

Blog09/14/2016

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

Blog09/12/2016

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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