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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

Economics

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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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Dependency compared

Dan Mitchell asks which country has the worst dependency ratio and shows how many strangers each worker supports:

And the percentage of people reliant on public funding: 267 more words

Politics

Impuestos y democracia

Los vicios, combinados con un abuso de la democracia, conducen a malos resultados.
Había una vez una pequeña comunidad llamada Demo que decidió darse un gobierno para que los protegiera de potenciales agresores. 591 more words

Libertad

"The Silly and Harmful Drug War"

Economist Dan Mitchell captures my sentiments precisely on the issue of the illegalizatoin and prosecution of drug offenders in a recent blog post. His introduction is a succinct summary that I align with: 511 more words

Economics

Socialism Sounds Great

The definition of socialism is, government ownership of the means of production. Many countries we call socialist today, don’t actually own the means of production, they just encumber the private owners of the means of production with rules, regulations, and taxes to the point that the businesses have limited freedom to make decisions concerning their business. 927 more words

Government And Politics