Taxes


California in Peril

By Martin Armstrong Armstrong Economics February 28, 2018   California in Peril     California is trying to scheme to circumvent the Trump Tax Reform which limits deductions to $10,000 in state taxes from their federal returns. Of course, the California press portrays this as punishment for voting for Hillary. But they support higher taxes as […]

California in Peril

Get Ready for the War on Meat

Get Ready for the War on Meat

By José Niño Mises Institute February 13, 2018   Get Ready for the War on Meat   Plant-based diets, especially vegan diets, seem to be all the rage these days. Based on the practice of eschewing animal products, veganism has attracted a broad coalition of interest groups — ranging from animal rights to environmental activists — […]


The Supreme Court Could Destroy the Economy in One Decision

By Martin Armstrong Armstrong Economics February 12, 2018   The Supreme Court Could Destroy the Economy in One Decision     In a 1992 case, the Supreme Court refused to require that mail-order retailers collect sales taxes from buyers in other states. For a quarter-century, that has given the online retailers a competitive advantage over brick-and-mortar […]

The Supreme Court Could Destroy the Economy in One Decision

The GOP's Tax Reform Offers No Relief from the Inflation Tax

The GOP’s Tax Reform Offers No Relief from the Inflation Tax

By Brendan Brown Mises Institute January 10, 2018   The GOP’s Tax Reform Offers No Relief from the Inflation Tax     The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) signed into law on December 22, 2017 promises no relief from one big tax on income — the inflation tax. Quite the contrary, there are strong […]


No, We Don't Need a Federal "Solution" to Infrastructure Problems

No, We Don’t Need a Federal “Solution” to Infrastructure Problems

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute January 10, 2018   No, We Don’t Need a Federal “Solution” to Infrastructure Problems   On December 19, an Amtrak train in Washington State killed three people and injured 100 others when it derailed and crashed into traffic lanes on a nearby highway. The day before, Atlanta’s international airport suffered a […]


This Can’t Go On: Social Security Beneficiaries Hit Record 61,859,250

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism January 1, 2018   This Can’t Go On: Social Security Beneficiaries Hit Record 61,859,250     This is  – “unsustainable“. The thing is Social Security is all many people have and so what are these people to do? They have to put food on the table somehow. Even if they […]

This Can’t Go On: Social Security Beneficiaries Hit Record 61,859,250

Republicans Bet the Farm

By Patrick J. Buchanan LewRockwell.com December 23, 2017   President Trump, every Republican senator, and the GOP majority in Speaker Paul Ryan’s House just put the future of their party on the line. By enacting the largest tax cut since the Reagan administration, the heart of which is cutting the corporate rate from 35 to 21 […]

Patrick J. Buchanan

THREE CHEERS FOR THE GOP TAX PLAN

Mises: THREE CHEERS FOR THE GOP TAX PLAN

By Against Crony Capitalism December 21, 2017     It isn’t perfect, but it is a move in the right direction. This is pretty much without doubt. Again, this bill likely represents a turn in the cruise liner of state toward fairer (in all senses of the word) seas. (From Mises)   Last night the Senate […]


Middle Class to Get 23% of Tax Cuts for Individuals Under GOP Bill

By Against Crony Capitalism December 19, 2017     The goal in the 21st Century, as we move forward, should always be to reduce taxation. Slowly but surely we must work to undo the statism that infected society in the 20th Century. (Largely because people just didn’t know better.) There is no need for government to […]

Middle Class to Get 23% of Tax Cuts for Individuals Under GOP Bill