Taxation

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The superstar French economist tortures the data to fit his narrative

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Jumping in front of a parade doesn't mean you're leading it.

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Our progressive income tax system is arbitrary and immoral.

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Those who deride the theoretical apparatus of supply-side economics -- the Laffer curve -- are attacking straw men.

Clichés of Progressivism

#24 -"Americans Squander Their Incomes on Themselves While Public Needs Are Neglected"

SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 by EDMUND OPITZ

Freedom means spending your own money the way you choose, even if you sometimes choose foolishly.

Clichés of Progressivism

#11 – Rich People Have an Obligation to Give Back

JUNE 27, 2014 by LAWRENCE W. REED

The innocent-sounding phrase, "I want to give back," far too often implies guilt for having been productive or successful.

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