||The New Flat Tax: Easy as One, Two,
J.D. Foster, Ph.D.
The current tax system discourages saving. It
discourages investment. It discourages entrepreneurship. It causes
decision makers to misallocate the nation’s resources, limiting
productivity gains, wage gains, and the nation’s overall level of
international competitiveness. And, it is far, far too complicated. The
New Flat Tax is the remedy.
A dummies guide to what went wrong with the economy
||Obsessive Housing Disorder
Nearly a century of Washington’s efforts to
has produced one calamity after another.
ideal of homeownership has become so sacrosanct, it seems, that we
never learn from these disasters. Instead, we clean them up and then –
as if under some strange compulsion – set in motion the mechanisms of
the next housing catastrophe.
||Rethinking Bastiat and Broken
Bastiat argued to officials, legislators and anyone else who would
listen in Paris that September: smaller government, more freedom for
individuals, and fewer grants to interest groups. That might yield a
more stable economy and so a more stable France.
Prices: Cause and Effect
Why is crude oil so expensive? Why does it
matter? The price of crude didn't rise from $12 in early 1999 to nearly
$60 because the world suddenly ran out of oil. On the contrary, the
world supply of petroleum has risen 10 percent since then.
Socialism is Evil
What is socialism? We miss the boat if we say
it's the agenda of left-wingers and Democrats. ...The essence of
socialism is the attenuation and ultimate abolition of private property
|| Are You Rich?
Maybe You Just Don't Know It
American taxpayers, rich appears to be a subjective, elusive and
ever-changing condition, dependent on a variety of factors, including
income, expenses, net worth and even state of mind.
||Some Fundamental Insights Into
the Benevolent Nature of Capitalism
By the "benevolent nature of capitalism," I mean
the fact that it promotes human life and well-being and does so for
||Ten Deceptive Myths About Social Security,
The Budget and the Economy
Daniel J. Mitchell,
Rather than debating forthrightly about how
fiscal policy can get the economy moving, politicians from both parties
are squabbling about which side's fiscal agenda will "raid" the Social
Our patriot Founders
cast off their government after its imposition of a tea tax exceeded
the limits of their endurance. But tax protest is no longer so easy as
dumping crates into Boston Harbor.
||This Just In: Price Controls
The only fact of
nature operating here is the hard-and-fast rule that whenever you come
across a screw-up this big, you know the government is behind it.
Market Bull Clinton
Recall that Item
Number One of the republicans' much maligned Contract with America was
to force a balanced budget through a Constitutional amendment, which
Clinton adamantly opposed.
Working with the GAO,
Sen. Fred Thompson identified $210 billion of federal overpayments,
erroneous payments, and wasteful practices. This figure is limited
exclusively to the executive branch.
Death of Social Security: A Modest Proposal
Social Security, a
program whose assets have been arrogated by unscrupulous politicians
over the years, should be privatized. But how does one go about
accomplishing this commendable goal?
Reserve System - Banking Fraud
banks, including our FED, operate not in the interest of the public
good but for profit.
Oncoming Monetary Collapse
The reason why we
have fiat money and not gold-as-money is that gold-as-money is
incompatible with the ability of banks to create money out of nothing.
Real Story of the
Money-Control Over America
When we can see the
disastrous' results of an artificially created shortage of money, we
can better understand why our Founding Fathers, insisted on placing the
power to "create" money and the power to control it ONLY in the hands
of the Federal Congress.
||Saving Social Security
||WASTE, FRAUD, AND ABUSE