Fiscal Policy

If You Can’t Abolish the Ex-Im Bank, Reform It at Least

– September 23, 2019

The Ex-Im Bank is a mercantilist New Deal–era agency that extends financial products to foreign companies so they will buy American products. It is one of the quintessential examples of cronyism.

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Fiscal Policy
Student Loan Shock

More Aid to Education Will Not Make It More Affordable

– September 13, 2019

Far from improving college affordability, the empirical evidence reveals that federal student aid does not do much to make college more affordable and might actually be increasing costs.

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Fiscal Policy

Andrew Yang’s Examples of Successful UBI are Privately Provided

– September 12, 2019

Government has an uncanny way of taking a good practice in the private sector and ruining in.

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Fiscal Policy
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Payroll Tax Cut Won’t Stimulate the Economy

– August 30, 2019

A payroll tax cut will not stimulate the economy. A better path is to stop the trade war and lift all the tariffs.

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Fiscal Policy
chickenegg

Is It True That the Government Can Spend Before Taxing?

– August 30, 2019

Whether the renegade claim is true depends on how you choose to define the word “government.”

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Fiscal Policy
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The Decline and Fall of Fiscal Conservatism

– August 26, 2019

Deficits are future taxes.

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Economic Trends, Fiscal Policy
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The Pension Fund Apocalypse

– July 26, 2019

The pension funding deficit of OECD countries could be twice the size of global GDP within a decade.

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Fiscal Policy
spendingaddict

Spending Addicts Rule the House

– July 15, 2019

When comes to spending, there are no adults in the house, only a bunch of spending addicts.

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Fiscal Policy
debtburden

The Burden of Government Debt and James Buchanan’s Corrective

– July 15, 2019

Keynesians believe that during recessions lunches really are free.

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Fiscal Policy
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Tax-Extender Follies

– June 21, 2019

Every year or so, Congress reauthorizes a package of expiring tax provisions commonly known as “tax extenders.” Usually, these extenders grant some economic privilege tailored to some particular group or business interest.

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