taxation


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?

The ‘Taxation Is Theft’ Meme Has Officially Gone Mainstream

The ‘Taxation Is Theft’ Meme Has Officially Gone Mainstream

By Alice Salles The Anti-Media April 30, 2017   The ‘Taxation Is Theft’ Meme Has Officially Gone Mainstream     The month of April is a nightmare for anyone with a conscience, as we only have until “tax day” — which usually falls on April 15 — to give the taxman what he says he deserves. […]


How Governments Justify Theft is a Fallacy: Wealth Was Created before Taxation

By Daily Bell Staff The Daily Bell April 18, 2017   How Governments Justify Theft is a Fallacy: Wealth Was Created before Taxation     Do we owe society taxes? Tax day is tomorrow. Some people get excited because they will get money back which the government withheld–a clever trick that makes people feel less oppressed […]

How Governments Justify Theft is a Fallacy: Wealth Was Created before Taxation

Taxation is Theft

Taxation is Theft

By Judge Andrew P. Napolitano Mises Institute April 17, 2017   Taxation is Theft   With a tax code that exceeds 72,000 pages in length and consumes more than six billion person hours per year to determine taxpayers’ taxable income, with an IRS that has become a feared law unto itself, and with a government […]


Will Latin America Finally Embrace Markets?

By José Niño Mises Institute December 24, 2016   Will Latin America Finally Embrace Markets?   Much talk has been made lately about the Left’s recent defeats in countries throughout Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela most notably. These countries have been characterized by Leftist governments that had the luxury of exploiting commodity prices during the […]

Will Latin America Finally Embrace Markets?

Hate Taxes? You Certainly Are Not Alone…

Hate Taxes? You Certainly Are Not Alone…

By Michael Snyder Economic Collapse Blog April 14, 2016   Hate Taxes? You Certainly Are Not Alone…     At this time of the year, millions of Americans are rushing to file their taxes at the last minute, and we are once again reminded just how nightmarish our system of taxation has become.  I studied […]


Sound Money and Fiscal Policy 2

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center April 11, 2016   Sound Money and Fiscal Policy     The week before last marked my first time attending the Austrian Economics Research Conference, an annual meeting of economists of the Austrian School hosted by the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, AL. While many of the presentations […]

Sound Money and Fiscal Policy

Patrick J. Buchanan

The Sea Island Conspiracy

By Patrick J. Buchanan LewRockwell.com March 14, 2016   The Sea Island Conspiracy   Over the long weekend before the Mississippi and Michigan primaries, the sky above Sea Island was black with corporate jets. Apple’s Tim Cook, Google’s Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, Napster’s Sean Parker, Tesla Motors’ Elon Musk, and other members of the […]


Understanding the Federal Reserve’s Shell Game

By Dan Sanchez Mises.org March 2, 2016   Understanding the Federal Reserve’s Shell Game   The Federal Reserve is a key component of the American Transfer State. Under the guise of “macroeconomic management,” it redistributes vast amounts of wealth on an ongoing basis through inflation. The victims of these transfers are ordinary Americans. The beneficiaries are […]

Understanding the Federal Reserve’s Shell Game

Martin Armstrong

Vigilante of Democracy ~ Martin Armstrong

By ChrisInMaryville February 1, 2016 Below is a short Tedx talk that I wanted to share that was independently organized by TEDxBattenkill featuring Martin Armstrong that was posted on January 29, 2016. When posting a video, on occasion, I may recommend turning the volume down, but in this case I would turn the volume up […]


Guess which states Americans are abandoning?

By Against Crony Capitalism January 11, 2016   Guess which states Americans are abandoning?     Why oh why would so many people want to leave these fine states? What with their high rates of taxation and general nannyism and cronyism, massive unfunded liabilities for state workers, trigger happy cops, and politicians who long ago […]


Joe Louis

A Fighter on Many Fronts

By Lawrence W. Reed Foundation for Economic Education June 28, 2015   A Fighter on Many Fronts     If you remember the famous 1938 fight for the world heavyweight boxing title between Detroit’s Joe Louis and Germany’s Max Schmeling, you’ve been around awhile. If you don’t, there’s a good chance you’ve heard about it […]


loans

Government Loans: Risky Business for Taxpayers

By Matt Battaglioli Mises.org February 11, 2015   Government Loans: Risky Business for Taxpayers   Obtaining a loan from the government now seems perfectly normal to most Americans, be the loans for education, business, healthcare, or whatever else. Examples include Small Business Administration loans, where a potential business owner goes to the government to get […]


3 Myths about “Tax Reform”

By ROBERT P. MURPHY Foundation for Economic Education January 28, 2015     3 Myths about “Tax Reform” How both Left and Right get it wrong   Conservative pundits are supposed to be hard-nosed and economically savvy, but when it comes to tax reform they can be as emotional and misguided as progressives. The question of […]

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