Archive for the ‘Government Spending’ Category

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 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, […]

Comments Off on Social Security Is Doomed. Now What?

FEE.ORG – There’s no way to sugar-coat it. Social Security is going to fail. There are, of course, ways to possibly extend its life for a few years, or even decades, but ultimately, like all Ponzi schemes, it will collapse. By the federal government’s and the Social Security Board of Trustees’ own admissions, the Social […]

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 Trump Nominates a Toady for the Department of Veterans Affairs: New at Reason

REASON – Donald Trump has many regrettable qualities, writes Steve Chapman, but seldom do they come together in such perfect concert as in his nomination of Dr. Ronny Jackson for secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. If you work for Trump, you have a choice: You can be a shameless toady, or you can […]