Taxation

The Biggest Myth about Student Loans

Yes, debtors can discharge their loans in bankruptcy, and the taxpayers pay for it. 

- October 06, 2015

Is "Banned Books Week" a Myth?

In America, there's basically no such thing as a "banned book," but that doesn't stop the American Library Association from claiming censorship is worse than ever. 

- October 02, 2015

Big Government Is Still Young

Today's expensive, intrusive mega-states are a recent phenomenon, and their rise was not historically inevitable. 

- September 21, 2015

Drinkers Don't Drain Taxpayers

"Public health" busybodies claim that drinkers are a drag on the state, so government has a right to interfere with their choices — but it's simply not true. 

- September 21, 2015

Can Civil Disobedience Kill the Regulatory Goliath?

Charles Murray wants to business owners to refuse to cooperate with the state, but will it work?

- September 15, 2015

6 Things Paul Krugman Gets Wrong on Medicare

Krugman distorts data and misleads readers about the entitlement crisis. 

- September 08, 2015

Higher Tax Rates Bring in Lower Revenue, From FDR to Hillary

If the goal is to shrink GDP, steeply progressive tax rates certainly accomplish that.

- September 08, 2015

“Hitler Didn’t Snub Me — It Was Our President”

FDR couldn’t bring himself to send a telegram to the man who won four Olympic gold medals.

- August 21, 2015

What's at Stake in the War on Contractors

A new front in the war on the sharing economy threatens the whole elegant, beautiful system. 

- August 14, 2015

Woman versus the State

When Kellems saw waste, bungling, and stupidity in government, she didn’t hesitate to speak out and make headlines. 

- August 12, 2015

Kickstarter Saved Neil Armstrong's Spacesuit

Where Neil Armstrong took a giant leap for mankind, the American public takes a small step towards smaller government. 

- August 10, 2015

LA Times Says California Is "Debt-Free." Really?

Breaking news from bizarro world. 

- August 05, 2015

Government Loans Make College More Expensive, Worsen Income Inequality

Federal student aid makes education more costly and makes the distribution of income more unequal. 

- August 04, 2015

Scandinavian Myths: High Taxes and Big Spending Are Popular

Citizens of the wintry welfare states don't like taxes any more than anyone else – so their governments hide the tax hikes. 

- August 04, 2015

The "Forever Stamp" Means What It Says

Stamps once had prices on them. Now, they reassure you, they'll be there forever. 

- August 02, 2015

Clinton’s Startup Tax Will Crush New Businesses

Hillary wants to help companies stop worrying about how to survive — by killing them.

- August 02, 2015

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.

- July 31, 2015

He Beat the IRS in Court, But They Won't Make Him Whole

The government wastes more money each second than it would cost to compensate this asset forfeiture victim, but they're fighting it tooth and nail. 

- July 30, 2015

The Best Argument Against Immigration

Will immigrants undermine the institutions that make America great? 

- July 29, 2015

Boston Will Lose Big If It Wins the Olympics

Today's Olympic Games are a race to the bottom of public waste, corruption, and civil liberties abuses. 

- July 23, 2015

"Green Banks" Are Destined to Drown in the Red

The history of government "investments" shows that politicians don't have a clue where to put the public's money.

- July 22, 2015

Watch the IRS Rob a Convenience Store

Watch this blood-boiling encounter between government thugs and an innocent shop owner.

- July 17, 2015

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.

- July 13, 2015

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. 

- July 11, 2015

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.

- July 09, 2015

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