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19th century Benedict Cumberbatch dopplegangers and how film subsidies suck for everyone (except Hollywood)

I’ve written a column on film subsidies in CMU Insider.

It largely speaks for itself and I think it is a fascinating read (of course I do, because I wrote it), especially for those who don’t know much about film subsidies or why most economists across the political spectrum oppose them. 255 more words

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If You Make $50,000 Per Year, You Pay.... Debunked

This photo has made the rounds on social media for a couple years and I was requested to research it.

Our tax system is too convoluted to make simplistic assertions such as this.   854 more words


Happy Birthday to Frederic Bastiat!

So when I woke up this morning and checked out Facebook, I was pleasantly surprised to see that Frederic Bastiat was getting some abnormal attention from all of the free-market pages that I “Like.” It turns out that, today (June 29, 2015), he would have turned 214 years old! 41 more words

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Quote of the Day: Frederic Bastiat

The law has placed the collective force at the disposal of the unscrupulous who wish, without risk, to exploit the person, liberty, and property of others.

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FREDERIC BASTIAT et les néo-économistes

Les pages suivantes sont écrites en vue de défendre les idées de Fréderic Bastiat, non contre les attaques de ses adversaires, mais contre l’oubli et l’ingratitude de ses successeurs de nos jours qui, tout en développant les théories déjà soutenues par lui, il y a plus de quarante ans, aiment à se représenter comme les inventeurs de ces idées et, par-là, comme les rénovateurs de notre science, si bien qu’ils se sont donné le nom de néo-économistes. 4,123 more words

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Tax Season stimulates the economy?

Stephen Ohlemacher of the AP thinks so. Earlier today he wrote:

Aside from the complicated forms, tax season generates $300 billion in tax refunds each year, a significant boost to the U.S.

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