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The Goal of Socialists Is Socialism — Not Prosperity

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog02/13/2017
Some claim that if socialists understood economics they wouldn't be socialists. This is doubtful since the larger motivation is often political control.

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Who Will Be Blamed if the Oroville Dam Fails?

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog02/13/2017
California politicos lied about the cost of the failing Oroville dam, then failed to maintain it properly. But, government will likely escape all blame.

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Donald Trump Is the Least of Latin America's Worries

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog02/10/2017
The regimes of Latin America have been quite successful at destroying their own economies — without any help from Donald Trump.

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Federal Spending Grew More Under Bush and Reagan than Under Obama

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog02/10/2017
If the experience of Bush years is any indication, we should brace ourselves now for big increases in government spending.

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Why Government Employees in Iowa Are Paid So Much

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog02/09/2017
It is fairly well known that government employees often make more than private-sector workers with similar skills. Things are especially bad in Iowa.

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Why Food Stamps Don't Promote Healthy Eating

Taxes and SpendingInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog02/08/2017
Food stamps have long been promoted with the idea that they improve nutrition and health. Unfortunately, this has never been shown to be true.

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Will Republicans End the Department of Education? Not Likely.

EducationTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog02/08/2017
If the Bush years are an indication, there's little danger of seeing any GOP-led cuts to the Dept. of Education.

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Stockman to Trump: It's the Economy, Stupid

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog02/08/2017
Concerns over the US economy put Donald Trump in the White House. But Trump seems rather uninterested in the hard work of reforming economic policy.

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Trump Makes Up Murder Stats to Push for More Government Power

Legal SystemMedia and CulturePolitical Theory

Blog02/07/2017
Trump has declared that homicide rates are at a 47-year high. The real data suggests we're closer to a 50-year low.

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Cut, Don’t Reform, Taxes

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog02/06/2017
Congress may make some small cuts in spending, those cuts will be dwarfed by spending increases on infrastructure at home and military spending abroad.

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