Archive for the ‘FiscalPolicy’ Category

Comments Off on A Deceptive and Inaccurate Call for Higher Taxes

INTERNATIONAL LIBERTY – Five former Democratic appointees to the Council of Economic Advisers have a column in today’s Washington Post asserting that we should not blame entitlements for America’s future fiscal problems. The good news is that they at least recognize that there’s a future problem. The bad news is that their analysis is sloppy, […]

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Comments Off on Everything You Need to Know about the Budget Deal in One Image

INTERNATIONAL LIBERTY – Ever since there was a deal to bust the budget caps back in February, I knew it was just a matter of time before Congress and the White House responded with an odious orgy of new spending. Some people told me I was being too pessimistic. After all, the President’s Office of […]

Comments Off on IMF’s High-Tax Agenda Will Undermine Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

INTERNATIONAL LIBERTY – If you were exempted from taxation, you’d presumably be very happy. After all, even folks on the left do everything they can to minimize their tax payments. Now imagine that you are put in charge of tax policy. Like Elizabeth Warren, you obviously won’t volunteer to start paying tax, but what would […]

Comments Off on Kentucky Adopts a Flat Tax

INTERNATIONAL LIBERTY – The best policy for a state (assuming it wants growth and competitiveness) is to have no income tax. Along with a modest burden of government spending, of course. The next-best approach is for a state to have a flat tax. If nothing else, a flat tax inevitably will have a reasonable rate […]

Comments Off on More Government Spending = Weaker Economic Performance

INTERNATIONAL LIBERTY – I’m in Brussels, where I’m participating in an “Economic Freedom Summit” on the unfriendly turf of the European Parliament. My role was to chair a panel earlier today about whether Venezuela can recover from socialism. I obviously have an opinion on that topic, but I want to write today about some information […]

Comments Off on The “Buffett Rule” and the Taxation of Labor and Capital

Southern Watchman says: The Fact of the matter is that our government could indeed find ways to fund itself without taxes. They did it before, they can do it again. The truth is, however, that its much easier, and much more lucrative, to threaten We the People with prison if we don’t fork over however […]