Tax


Just in Time for the Holidays, Reckless States Are Coming for Your Online Purchases

By José Niño Mises Institute November 27, 2017   Just in Time for the Holidays, Reckless States Are Coming for Your Online Purchases   If there is anything that gets demagogic politicians and pundits riled up, it’s the closing of tax loopholes, and the tax-hike demagogues might just be getting one of their wishes come December. […]

Just in Time for the Holidays, Reckless States Are Coming for Your Online Purchases

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 […]


To Fix Healthcare, We Need to Repeal a Lot More than Obamacare

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute July 19, 2017   To Fix Healthcare, We Need to Repeal a Lot More than Obamacare   I’ve always been willing to accept a repeal of Obamacare that was less than perfect, and I’ve never subscribed to the idea that only a total and complete repeal of Obamacare should warrant my support. Even […]

To Fix Healthcare, We Need to Repeal a Lot More than Obamacare

5 Ways to Keep a Tax Farm (Citizens) Producing

5 Ways to Keep a Tax Farm (Citizens) Producing

By Joe Jarvis The Daily Bell July 19, 2017   5 Ways to Keep a Tax Farm (Citizens) Producing     The government depends on the citizens to produce, to create value from which the ruling classes can leech. They need to keep us working and spending in ways that they prescribe in order to insert […]


Civil Asset Forfeiture: Another Stealth Tax

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute June 10, 2017   Civil Asset Forfeiture: Another Stealth Tax   When you’re a government agency, asking for a tax increase is always a hassle. For the most part, taxpayers don’t like taxes, and if asked if they want to pay more, they’re likely to often say “no.” Moreover, when public […]

Civil Asset Forfeiture: Another Stealth Tax

Decentralize the Welfare State

Decentralize the Welfare State

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute May 30, 2017   Decentralize the Welfare State   It has long since become a doctrine of the modern American welfare state that the federal government must be the primary administrators of the nation’s so-called safety net. Any attempt to devolve the welfare state to the states is routinely treated as […]


Al Gore still wants a carbon tax

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism May 9, 2017   Al Gore still wants a carbon tax (Has he learned nothing over the last decade and a half, aside from the value of stock options?)     I won’t go into details but I know a fair amount about a carbon tax. I even once […]

Al Gore still wants a carbon tax (Has he learned nothing over the last decade and a half, aside from the value of stock options?)

Austria Found a Way to Tax Google Searches and Social Media Posts

By Anti-Media Staff The Anti-Media May 2, 2017   Austria Found a Way to Tax Google Searches and Social Media Posts     Austria — Highlighting the difficulty both public and private establishments can have when it comes to adapting methods in the digital age, it was reported Monday that one government is now trying […]

Austria Found a Way to Tax Google Searches and Social Media Posts

How Much Are Property Taxes in Each State, a Visual Answer

How Much Are Property Taxes in Each State

By Raul Howmuch.net April 10, 2017   How Much Are Property Taxes in Each State, a Visual Answer   Even if you rent instead of own, property tax still is an important component of your housing cost. Your landlord will take the tax on his house – your home – into account to calculate your […]


Governments Going Insane with New Ways to Tax People

By Martin Armstrong Armstrong Economics April 1, 2017   Governments Going Insane with New Ways to Tax People       In Ireland, a reader has sent this gem in. The Communications Minister Denis Naughten is so proud of himself for changing the definition of a ‘television set’ to include your laptop in order to […]

Governments Going Insane with New Ways to Tax People

Our Huge Hidden Tax: Government Regulations

By Scott Powell Mises Institute February 21, 2017   Our Huge Hidden Tax: Government Regulations   On day one, President Trump surprised business leaders gathered at the White House, declaring US regulations “out of control” and “in need of 75% or more reduction.” A week later, he boldly signed an executive order requiring repeal of two […]

Our Huge Hidden Tax: Government Regulations

The New Travel Ban You Didn’t Hear About Is Against U.S. Citizens

The New Travel Ban You Didn’t Hear About Is Against U.S. Citizens

By  Shaun Bradley The Anti-Media February 7, 2017   The New Travel Ban You Didn’t Hear About Is Against U.S. Citizens     As emotions intensify over Trump’s recent immigration ban, the State Department and IRS have quietly used it as a smokescreen to roll out a new policy that targets U.S. citizens for unpaid […]


Trump Cuts Subsidy to Real Estate Industry, Opponents Call It a “Tax Increase”

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute January 26, 2017   Trump Cuts Subsidy to Real Estate Industry, Opponents Call It a “Tax Increase”   Among the many new directives and executive orders already issued by the Trump administration is a little-noticed order to halt a scheduled cut in mortgage insurance fees levied by the FHA. Earlier in […]

Trump Cuts Subsidy to Real Estate Industry, Opponents Call It a "Tax Increase"