taxes


In 2017, The US Government “Lost” $2.2 Million—Every Single Minute

By Matt Agorist Free Thought Project March 1, 2018   In 2017, The US Government “Lost” $2.2 Million—Every Single Minute In spite of taking in a record-breaking amount of taxes in 2017, the US government managed to lose a whopping $1.2 TRILLION dollars, or $2.2 million—every single minute of 2017.     Illustrating the gluttonous nature […]

In 2017, The US Government “Lost” $2.2 Million—Every Single Minute

California in Peril

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 […]


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

In your heart, you know Rand Paul was right

In your heart, you know Rand Paul was right

By Against Crony Capitalism February 12, 2018   In your heart, you know Rand Paul was right     He often is. Tax cuts are good. And needed to be had. But with those tax cuts should come a reduction is spending. The debt that hangs over us is expensive in many ways. (From The American […]


Do You Live in One of These States That People are Fleeing?

By Daily Bell Staff The Daily Bell January 22, 2018   Do You Live in One of These States That People are Fleeing?     Dropping Population Means Less Representation in Congress   The census bureau came out with estimates on which states will gain or lose congressional seats after the 2020 census. Congressional seats are apportioned by population. […]

Do You Live in One of These States That People are Fleeing?

“It’s as though welfare reform passed California by, leaving a dependency trap in place.”

The LA Times Asks: Why is liberal California the poverty capital of America?

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism January 17, 2018   The LA Times Asks: Why is liberal California the poverty capital of America? “It’s as though welfare reform passed California by, leaving a dependency trap in place.”       I was talking with a couple of colleagues over lunch the other day and I mentioned […]


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 […]

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

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 […]


Anti-Trumper David Brooks says Trump opposition ‘getting dumber,’ Are the “Resistance” bumper sticker brigades mostly just compliant serfs?

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism January 9, 2018   Anti-Trumper David Brooks says Trump opposition ‘getting dumber,’ Are the “Resistance” bumper sticker brigades mostly just compliant serfs?     As David Brooks says, the anti-Trump folks are getting dumber, and that is saying something. Some people, en masse, have just lost their minds with regard […]

Anti-Trumper David Brooks says Trump opposition ‘getting dumber,’ Are the “Resistance” bumper sticker brigades mostly just compliant serfs?

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

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 […]