Taxation

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“Voodoo economics” versus straw-man arguments

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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"

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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

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

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Obama's Controversial Remark

Take what you want, and pay for it.

JULY 27, 2012 by SHELDON RICHMAN

If Obama is really concerned that successful people pay too little for the benefits they enjoy, radically freeing the market is just the ticket.

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The Power to Tax is THE Power

JUNE 29, 2012 by SHELDON RICHMAN

The Supreme Court has long held that the government may use the tax system to regulate conduct—even if regulation, and not revenue, is the primary motive.

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