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Texas vs. California

California is like France. Both are wonderful places to visit.

They’re also great places to live if you’re part of the elite.

But neither is the ideal option for ordinary people who want upward mobility. 529 more words


Cover story for Reason Magazine's November 2018 Issue

Go read my article with Stan Liebowitz on the cover of Reason Magazine’s November 2018 issue.

Link: https://reason.com/archives/2018/10/07/everything-you-know-about-stat

“You probably think you know which states have the best and worst education systems in the country. 53 more words


What Is Your State’s Fiscal Health Ranking?

It’s ranking season for comparing the relative health of individual U.S. states! After covering how your state ranks on personal income taxes, it’s now time to dig deeper into your state’s fiscal health, which we can do with the 2018 edition of the Mercatus Center’s… 84 more words

Economic News

The Death of the Fiscal Conservative

The term “fiscal conservative” was once a badge Republicans wore with honor. They took pride in bringing to attention the supposedly reckless spending of the Democrats, claiming they could much better handle the nation’s economy if given the opportunity. 952 more words

Domestic Affairs

The Real Reason for Rising Red Ink

The Congressional Budget Office just released a Monthly Budget Review showing a $782 billion deficit for the 2018 fiscal year.

My recommendation is to mostly ignore… 345 more words

Fiscal Policy

Not Quite Yet Elated

The sell-off in stocks has abated
Though bulls are not quite yet elated
Most bonds, which had jumped
This morning were dumped
While dollar bears still are frustrated… 766 more words