Tax


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"

Big Government – The Reason You Need a License to Braid Hair

Big Government – The Reason You Need a License to Braid Hair

By Isaac Davis Waking Times December 8, 2016   Big Government – The Reason You Need a License to Braid Hair     We live in a time when big government is such an ingrained part of our lives that it’s difficult for most people to comprehend what freedom even is. Bureaucracy has inserted itself into pretty […]


The U.S. Has Lost 195,000 Good Paying Energy Industry Jobs

By Michael Snyder Economic Collapse Blog August 5, 2016   The U.S. Has Lost 195,000 Good Paying Energy Industry Jobs     Not all jobs are created equal.  There is a world of difference between a $100,000 a year energy industry job and a $10 an hour job running a cash register at Wal-Mart.  You […]

The U.S. Has Lost 195,000 Good Paying Energy Industry Jobs