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Weighing Tax Reform vs. Spending and Deficits

The tax reform legislation likely to come out of the House and Senate reconciliation process will be far from ideal, but it will be much better than current tax law in several respects (see my last several posts listed in the left-hand margin). 766 more words


Jeff Sessions wants to steal your stuff

Because America’s Founding Fathers properly wanted to protect citizens from government abuse, the Constitution has several provisions (presumption of innocence, ban on warrantless searches, right to jury trial, 5th Amendment protection against self-incrimination, and other due process legal protections) to protect our liberties. 1,283 more words


A Glimmer of Hope for Gun Rights In Europe

Defenders of civil liberties have won big victories against gun control in the United States.

The fight certainly isn’t over, to be sure, but most Americans have… 849 more words


An Economy of One National - May 28, 2017

What’s next for healthcare? With Dr. Deane Waldman of the Texas Public Policy Foundation.  Dan Mitchell on crony capitalism.  https://aneconomyofone.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/eoone-national-5-29-17.mp3


An Economy of One - May 24, 2017

Hour 1: FOMC minutes; Will the Fed raise rates in June? https://aneconomyofone.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/5-24-17-hr-1_mixdown.mp3

Hour 2: Dan Mitchell, Sr. Fellow at the Cato Institute; Destructive, and dangerous, liberal policies; The continued left-wing attacks on Trump… 10 more words


Welfare, Taxes, the Nanny State, and Supply-Side Economics

What’s the right way to define good tax policy? There are several possible answers to that question, including the all-important observation that the goal should be to… 719 more words


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Remember, welfare traps people in poverty. It's not a hand helping you up: it's a hand grabbing your ankle and holding you back.

Settled Science and Bloated Government

Dan Mitchell, Senior scholar at The Cato Institute, on Global Warming (Cooling?), the Welfare State and the Carbon Tax.

In the plus column, there would be a tax cut and a regulatory rollback.

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