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Welfare State

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.”

 

Are Immigrants Still Assimilating in America? Anything Peaceful
Are Immigrants Still Assimilating in America?

A large body of evidence shows that immigrants and their children assimilate well to American culture and society.

Obama Sells Hope over Reality, One Last Time Anything Peaceful
Obama Sells Hope over Reality, One Last Time

President Obama's claim that “the state of the union is strong” is simply, demonstrably false.

Undeniable: Welfare Reform Increased Work and Reduced Poverty Anything Peaceful
Undeniable: Welfare Reform Increased Work and Reduced Poverty

Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich abolished welfare as we knew it, and it changed everything.

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.

8 Tenets of Our Civic Religion (And Why They're Wrong) Anything Peaceful
8 Tenets of Our Civic Religion (And Why They're Wrong)

Labor economics explodes the foundational claims of our culture's statist religion.

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.

Is the Public Turning against Capitalism? Anything Peaceful
Is the Public Turning against Capitalism?

Most Americans believe that capitalism makes the rich richer and the poor poorer and that government does a better job of lifting people out of poverty.

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.

How Many Children Are You Required to Save? Anything Peaceful
How Many Children Are You Required to Save?

Peter Singer's famous argument is based on a flawed analogy. 

The Road to Serfdom: Condensed Edition Books
The Road to Serfdom: Condensed Edition

The more the state ‘plans’ the more difficult planning becomes for the individual.

The Man Who Sowed the Seeds of Puerto Rico’s Collapse Anything Peaceful
The Man Who Sowed the Seeds of Puerto Rico’s Collapse
Crisis leads to more government, which leads to more crisis. What was always bankrupt morally finally goes bankrupt economically.
The Best Argument Against Immigration Anything Peaceful
The Best Argument Against Immigration
Will immigrants undermine the institutions that make America great? 
Liberty Still Has a Fighting Chance The Freeman
Liberty Still Has a Fighting Chance

The American Dream still lives in the hearts of those who love liberty and refuse to surrender it.

Do Refugees Need Welfare? Or Do They Need to Escape? Anything Peaceful
Do Refugees Need Welfare? Or Do They Need to Escape?
The humanitarian relief that refugees need isn’t food stamps — it’s an escape from violence and oppression. 
Europe Needs Regime Change in Greece. They Won’t Get It. Anything Peaceful
Europe Needs Regime Change in Greece. They Won’t Get It.

The Greek government couldn’t comply with its creditors’s demands even if it wanted to — and it doesn’t.

Bernie Sanders Thinks the Middle Class Is Deteriorating. He’s Wrong. Anything Peaceful
Bernie Sanders Thinks the Middle Class Is Deteriorating. He’s Wrong.

The socialist senator says the middle class is a wreck that needs his help to survive. Don't believe it. 

Marriage, Director's Law, and the Middle Class Welfare State Anything Peaceful
Marriage, Director's Law, and the Middle Class Welfare State

Who could be against helping the middle class? Nobody. And that’s how we end up with a marriage policy that punishes the working poor.

Don’t Put Eleanor Roosevelt on the $10 Bill Anything Peaceful
Don’t Put Eleanor Roosevelt on the $10 Bill
If we put Eleanor's mugshot on any bill, it should be an invoice — for the costs of her complicity in prolonging the Great Depression and her attempts to use the FBI to silence critics. 
Will Immigrants Make America More Liberal? Anything Peaceful
Will Immigrants Make America More Liberal?

If economic policy moves to the left, it will be natives, not immigrants, driving the shift.

America Isn't Getting More Liberal — It's Getting More Libertarian. Anything Peaceful
America Isn't Getting More Liberal — It's Getting More Libertarian.

America isn’t getting more liberal or more conservative — it’s getting more libertarian.

The Ex-Im Bank Is Dead. (But Watch Out for Subsidy-Zombie.) Anything Peaceful
The Ex-Im Bank Is Dead. (But Watch Out for Subsidy-Zombie.)

The second rule of Zombieland is always double tap. The same goes for seemingly unkillable government programs.

Generous with Someone Else’s Money The Freeman
Generous with Someone Else’s Money

Until people understand that Uncle Sam shouldn’t be a year-round Santa Claus, public officials will continue to act like Delia Curry and Arne Duncan.

Libertarians, Altruism, and Peter Singer Anything Peaceful
Libertarians, Altruism, and Peter Singer

Effective altruism requires actually doing good, not just feeling good.

What Will Obama Do if He Loses at the Supreme Court? Anything Peaceful
What Will Obama Do if He Loses at the Supreme Court?
The president is in direct violation of his own health care law — what will he do if he loses? 

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