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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Highway Funding Part III: How to Get It Right

In my last installment on highway funding I explain how to actually get it right. My idea is compliant with standard economic theory, avoids government privacy intrusions and creates a funding model that is both fiscally transparent and practical. 

Highway Funding Part II: The Work of Flawed Economics

If people knew what ridiculous economic thinking goes into an idea such as the miles-based highway tax, and the congestion fee that comes with it, they would think economists have gone crazy. They're right. 

Saturday, April 27, 2019

How Democracy Unravels: A Case Study

This article conveys the experiences of a Swedish member of parliament, and his account of the serious political violence that is rapidly becoming normal that country. 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Highway Funding Part I: Farewell to Your Privacy

Can a libertarian support a form of highway funding that requires a GPS tracker in every car? No. And still, the vice president of policy at the Reason Foundation thinks it is a fabulous idea.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Europe: The Gathering Storm

There are three distinct trends in the European economy, society and politics that, when taken together, spell doom for the continent. The process of decline is irreversible, and its consequences for the United States are serious yet inevitable.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

The Means and Ends of Socialism

If you want to defeat your adversary, first you must understand him. This article delineates between the means and the ends of socialism, pointing to the proper relationship between private property and the welfare state.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Income Inequality: What They Don't Tell You


The so-called income inequality in the U.S. economy is not as bad as we are led to believe. Furthermore, the differences that do exist, have a cause that even fewer people will tell you about.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Europe: A Case Study of Industrial Poverty

The European economy is stuck in a state of perennial stagnation. Its political leadership shows no signs of understanding the nature of the problem; if anything, they are bound to make it all a whole lot worse.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Paid Family Leave: A Swedish Lesson

Before Republicans in Congress move forward with their plan for paid family leave, they should take a look at the Swedish experience. There, the pendulum is swinging in the other direction, and it is not because of some sudden ideological awakening. The reason is much more sinister than that.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Stagnation and Deficits: The Price for Big Government

How much more evidence do we need that big government causes both slow growth and budget deficits? This article reviews economic data from Europe for the time period 2001-2017, showing that small government is good for growth, austerity is bad for growth and deficits are caused by the welfare state.
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Saturday, April 6, 2019

Socialism 2020: Pat Buchanan Gets It

What if the Democrats win all across the board in 2020? Short answer: the gates of the Venezuelan Hell will open up right here, right in the middle of the American heartland. Don't believe me? Keep reading.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The Indebted States of America

The federal budget deficit is well known, as is the larger-than-GDP debt. With the OMB predicting a trillion-dollar deficit as early as this fiscal year, our nation's indebtedness is approaching the unsustainable at breathtaking speed.

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