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Republicans Should Read Friedrich Hayek Again

November 20, 2014, 11:02 PM
As of Tuesday, the Republican Party seemed poised to make significant gains in the Senate and the House, and might well end up with control of both. If so, how…

Mike Lee’s Plan for a Congress That Works for Main Street

November 20, 2014, 11:01 PM
As Republican euphoria over the November 4 election begins to subside and more practical considerations emerge, a looming question is whether the various…

Mayor Targets 90-Year-Old Veteran For Feeding Homeless Sans Government

November 20, 2014, 11:01 PM
As if it weren’t sacrificial enough to have served our country in World War II, 90 year-old Arnold Abbott, or Chef Arnold, as he’s called, and his organization…

Great, Greater, Greatest - Three Finnish Depressions

November 20, 2014, 10:42 PM
Brad DeLong has suggested that we rename the Great Recession the GreatER Depression in Europe as the crisis in terms of real GDP lose now is bigger in Europe…

Republicans Should Respond To GruberGate By Cleaning House At CBO

November 20, 2014, 10:27 PM
What a week this has been for Jonathan Gruber, as a deluge of videos have illustrated his many varied public comments on the deceptions of Obamacare. Here’s an…

Tax Consequences of Net Neutrality

October 22, 2014, 9:56 AM
Would the Federal Communications Commission expose broadband Internet access services to tax rates of at least 16.6% of every dollar spent on international and…

Minimum Wage Backfire

October 22, 2014, 9:55 AM
If there’s a silver lining for McDonald’s in Tuesday’s dreadful earnings report, it is that perhaps union activists will begin to understand that the fast-food…

About Those NIH "Budget Cuts"

October 17, 2014, 11:13 AM
On Friday, Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, complained that budget cuts had interfered with his agency’s ability to develop…

The Great Society Meets the Taxpayer

October 17, 2014, 11:13 AM
Latest Study Do Doctors Practice Defensive Medicine? Revisited Myungho Paik, Bernard Black and David A. Hyman Featured Event October 7 Featuring Gene Healy,…

Tax increases and government ‘stimulus’ spending stall Chile’s economy | AEIdeas

October 17, 2014, 11:13 AM
On Monday, Chile’s central bank announced that economic growth in August had fallen short of projections once again. According to official figures, the economy…

Ban on Internet Access Taxes Should be Retained

October 17, 2014, 11:09 AM
Internet/Telecom · Taxes The Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act is common-sense Internet policy that is a long time coming. Internet access taxes are…

Shockingly, new Treasury tax inversion rules prove ineffective - Hot Air

October 17, 2014, 10:57 AM
Last month the Treasury Department released details of new policies which were intended to curb the actions of American corporations seeking to reduce their tax…

Meanwhile, the White House science office wants your ideas for “massless exploration and bootstrapping a Solar System civilization” | AEIdeas

October 17, 2014, 10:50 AM
Well, you certainly can’t accuse the Obama administration of being obsessed with the day-to-day crises on hotspots. Tom Kalil, deputy director for Technology…

Lower Tax Rates vs. Targeted Tax Credits

September 03, 2014, 8:22 AM
I wrote a column for the Wall Street Journal last week about the policy debate over whether it’s better to lower tax rates or to provide targeted tax cuts for…

Buffett's Burger King Move To Canada Reeks Of Hypocrisy

August 27, 2014, 8:52 AM
A Burger King and a Tim Hortons sign are displayed in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia. Burger King said Tuesday it would buy Tim Hortons in an $11… View Enlarged…

Government Dependency In U.S. Nears The Tipping Point

August 27, 2014, 8:51 AM
The Dole: New data on federal public assistance programs show we’ve reached an ignominious milestone: More than 100 million Americans are getting some form of…

Political Clout Pays Off Big for Elon Musk’s SpaceX

August 27, 2014, 8:44 AM
Elon Musk shows up his SpaceX Dragon spacecraft in Texas / Ap BY: Lachlan Markay August 27, 2014 5:00 am Shortly before a private spaceflight company’s test…

Warren Buffett's Tax Whopper

August 27, 2014, 8:42 AM
President Obama and Senate Democrats are going to need a new business front man. This week they’ve been officially abandoned by their erstwhile tax-policy…