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More Americans Are Renouncing Citizenship than Ever Anything Peaceful
The Most Americans Ever Renounced US Citizenship in 2015

Americans are quitting America at record rates because of burdensome tax laws.

Losing the Super Bowl Twice: California Taxes Cam Newton at 200% Anything Peaceful
Losing the Super Bowl Twice: California Taxes Cam Newton at 200%

The Panthers' quarterback earned $50,000 but owes $100,000 in taxes on it.

Tech Sector Bears Brunt of Capital Taxes, Random Regulation Anything Peaceful
Tech Sector Bears Brunt of Capital Taxes, Random Regulation

Constant uncertainty about taxes and regulation is turning investors off from startups.

Why Bernie Sanders Has to Raise Taxes on the Middle Class Anything Peaceful
Why Bernie Sanders Has to Raise Taxes on the Middle Class

Asked why he robbed banks, Willie Sutton quipped, “Because that’s where the money is.”

 

How to Break the Link Between Expensive Homes and Good Schools Anything Peaceful
How to Break the Link Between Expensive Homes and Good Schools

In DC, getting into a public school where kids actually learn to read will cost you.

ISIS Cuts Terrorist Salaries by Half Anything Peaceful
ISIS Cuts Terrorist Salaries by Half

Times are tough in the theocracy, and insurgents are learning about incentives the hard way.

Are Immigrants Causing Wage Stagnation? Anything Peaceful
Are Immigrants Causing Wage Stagnation?

On his way to attacking corporate profits, President Obama implied that immigrants are hurting average incomes. He's wrong about both.

The Islamic State vs. the Laffer Curve Anything Peaceful
The Islamic State vs. the Laffer Curve

Its medieval taxes might be hurting ISIS more than Western bombs. 

6 Points about Oxfam's Misleading Inequality Numbers Anything Peaceful
Oxfam's Misleading Inequality Numbers

Their methodology implies that there are more poor people in North America than in China.

 

The Taxman Is the NFL's MVP Anything Peaceful
You're Paying for the Playoffs, Whether You Watch or Not

The Cardinals, Broncos, Panthers, Patriots, and dozens of other pro sports teams got billions from taxpayers for lavish new stadiums.

Is It Rational Yet? Anything Peaceful
Is It Rational Yet?

With a $1.5 billion jackpot, but astronomical odds, what's the expected value of a Powerball ticket?

The Welfare Trap: Labyrinth of Programs Punishes Work Anything Peaceful
The Welfare Trap: Maze of Programs Punishes Work

The working poor can face effective marginal tax rates of over 65 percent, thanks to bad incentives from taxes and the welfare state.

Banning Cash Is the Scariest New Keynesian Idea Anything Peaceful
Banning Cash Is the Scariest New Keynesian Idea

Should we abolish cash to give central banks and governments more power over the economy?

 

11 Outrageous Failures in the GOP's Trillion Dollar Bill Anything Peaceful
11 Outrageous Failures in the GOP's Trillion Dollar Bill

This tsunami of pork clocks in at over 2,000 pages, $1 trillion, and zero checks on federal power.

Student Loans: The Taxpayers Lose Again The Freeman
Student Loans: The Taxpayers Lose Again

Students should borrow at market rates and finance their education through loans only if they are likely to repay their debts. They shouldn’t receive endless opportunities to avoid repayment.

From the Santa Claus Principle to Krampus Economics The Freeman
Government Is Krampus, Not Santa

There’s a lump of coal under the Christmas tree, packaged as government largesse.

The First Amendment Could Break the Grip of Government Unions Anything Peaceful
The First Amendment Could Break the Grip of Government Unions

A California teacher is challenging mandatory contributions to the union, and she's got a compelling case.

What Are Your Star Wars Politics? Articles
What Are Your Star Wars Politics?

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away the Galactic Empire was split between those using the Dark Side of the Force to accomplish their ends against those preferring peaceful and persuasive means. Answer this five-question quiz to see where your politics lie in the Star Wars Universe.

Townies, Gownies, and the Crapshoot of Politics Anything Peaceful
Townies, Gownies, and the Crapshoot of Politics

As long as liberty does not drive our discourse, human flourishing rides on the hope that each side will triumph only when it is correct.

California City Extorts Property Owners and Hurts the Poor Anything Peaceful
California City Extorts Property Owners and Hurts the Poor

Palo Alto is running a shakedown racket on businesses who want to change how they use their property. 

Is Bitcoin Only for Crooks and Cheats? Anything Peaceful
Is Bitcoin Only for Crooks and Cheats?

Contrary to popular opinion, bitcoin is not "just" for criminals. In fact, it is hardly ever used for criminal activity.

The Denmark Delusion Anything Peaceful
The Denmark Delusion

The only way to finance a Nordic-style welfare state is with massive (and regressive) taxes on the middle class.

Red-Lining the Federal Government Budget The Freeman
Red-Lining the Federal Government Budget
How to Steal $75,000 from the Poor in One Day’s Work The Freeman
How to Steal $75,000 from the Poor in One Day’s Work

Traffic court judges, like tyrannical kings, use every trick to pillage the population of their meager resources.

Taxing Soda Makes Us Drink Less – But Does It Make Us Healthier? Anything Peaceful
Taxing Soda Makes Us Drink Less – But Does It Make Us Healthier?

Research shows that consumers refuse to cooperate with nanny state planners.

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