Taxes


Who Pays What in Taxes?

By Walter E. Williams LewRockwell.com October 18, 2017   Who Pays What in Taxes?     Politicians exploit public ignorance. Few areas of public ignorance provide as many opportunities for political demagoguery as taxation. Today some politicians argue that the rich must pay their fair share and label the proposed changes in tax law as tax […]

Who Pays What in Taxes?

Sex with Robots?

Sex with Robots? 49% of Men say they would Give it a Try – Women 9%

By Martin Armstrong Armstrong Economics October 18, 2017   Sex with Robots? 49% of Men say they would Give it a Try – Women 9%     Well, there seems to be a new sex revolution emerging – sex with robots with Artifical Intelligence. It may seem completely nuts, but something is going on. A friend […]


The Numbers Are in: Social Security Robs the Working Poor

By Tom Eddlem Foundation for Economic Education October 14, 2017   The Numbers Are in: Social Security Robs the Working Poor The Social Security Administration’s own numbers reveal that a private investment pays more than Social Security.     Back in 2011, investment guru Warren Buffett famously complained in the New York Times that his […]

The Numbers Are in: Social Security Robs the Working Poor

On the Department of Welfare, Crony Subsidies, and Math About Vegetables

On the Department of Welfare, Crony Subsidies, and Math About Vegetables

By Against Crony Capitalism October 11, 2017   On the Department of Welfare, Crony Subsidies, and Math About Vegetables     There is no place in government, with the exception of the military, where supposed “conservatives” more exploit taxpayer funded welfare than in the Ag Department programs. It is ridiculous. Food, like anything, should be subject […]


Will Tax Reform Increase or Limit Liberty?

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute October 9, 2017   Will Tax Reform Increase or Limit Liberty?   President Trump and the congressional Republican leadership recently unveiled a tax reform “framework.” The framework has a number of provisions that will lower taxes on middle-class Americans. For example, the framework doubles the standard deduction and increases the […]

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The GOP Tax Reform Plan: A Preliminary Libertarian Analysis

The GOP Tax Reform Plan: A Preliminary Libertarian Analysis

By Laurence M. Vance LewRockwell.com October 3, 2017   The GOP Tax Reform Plan: A Preliminary Libertarian Analysis     The Republicans have released their latest tax-reform plan. “Unified Framework For Fixing Our Broken Tax Code” is a simple, 9-page document that leaves the reader with many unanswered questions. Back in 2015, I subjected the […]


Don’t Fall for Tax Reform

By Jeff Deist Mises Institute September 30, 2017   Don’t Fall for Tax Reform   Please don’t fall for tax reform. It’s a con, and a shell game. It’s a promise every presidential candidate makes, including Trump. But we ought to be suspicious of grandiose talk about Congress reforming anything. Tax reform proposals always evade and obscure […]

Don't Fall for Tax Reform

Here’s How Much of Your Taxes Have Gone To Wars

Here’s How Much of Your Taxes Have Gone To Wars

By Against Crony Capitalism September 28, 2017   Here’s How Much of Your Taxes Have Gone To Wars   “War is a racket.” –  Major General Smedley Butler     Last night I was watching a documentary on The Battle of Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War. I encourage everyone to view it. It lays out starkly the hell […]


Who Pays What in Taxes?

We’re All to Blame

By Walter E. Williams LewRockwell.com September 13, 2017   We’re All to Blame     The largest threat to our prosperity is government spending that far exceeds the authority enumerated in Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution. Federal spending in 2017 will top $4 trillion. Social Security, at $1 trillion, will take up most […]


Is Forced Military Service Good for the Economy?

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute September 13, 2017   Is Forced Military Service Good for the Economy?   Conscription, also known as “the draft,” is typically justified with appeals to values like partriotism, public service, and “sharing the burden.” That’s in peacetime. In times of war, of course, government claims conscription is necessary to provide the […]

Is Forced Military Service Good for the Economy?

Rand Paul: Why Not Pay For Hurricane Relief By Cutting Foreign Aid Spending?

Rand Paul: Why Not Pay For Hurricane Relief By Cutting Foreign Aid Spending?

By Against Crony Capitalism September 13, 2017   Rand Paul: Why Not Pay For Hurricane Relief By Cutting Foreign Aid Spending?     Sounds good to us. (From The Jack News)   Instead of borrowing the money, Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul wants to pay for hurricane relief by cutting foreign aid spending commensurately. If $20 […]


How America’s Outdated Tax Code Fails Gig Economy Workers

By Against Crony Capitalism September 11, 2017   How America’s Outdated Tax Code Fails Gig Economy Workers     The American tax code is like a deep dark jungle at dusk. It’s scary. It’s confusing. Peril lurks everywhere. And if one ventures in without proper preparation one can end up in a bad situation. This is […]

How America’s Outdated Tax Code Fails Gig Economy Workers

Hackers Break Equifax – Big Time!

Hackers Break Equifax – Big Time!

By Martin Armstrong Armstrong Economics September 11, 2017   Hackers Break Equifax – Big Time!     Welcome to the reality of the Digital World and there are those in government who want to eliminate cash and force everyone into electronic deposits. Well the new data breach at credit bureau Equifax appears to have affected up […]