Tag: Government subsidies

The E15 Mandate is Poor Environmental Policy »

E15 may buy votes in Iowa but does so at a serious cost.

Trump’s Ethanol Plans Double Down on Bad Environmental Policy »

If ethanol truly were a good substitute for gasoline, no mandate would be necessary.

Government-Pushed Ethanol Harms People, Environment »

Unintended consequences abound when playing favorites with special interests.

Time to Stop Taxpayer Funding for Sports Stadiums »

Reviewing the exploitive policy from a bottom-line perspective.

California Parents Need Educational Choices, Not Court Battles »

Expanding education options through education savings accounts would help students and taxpayers alike.

The Fight for Freedom Must Continue Post-Janus »

Any day now the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, the outcome of which will have major implications.

Capitalism’s Biggest Enemies Are Capitalists »

Capitalism is by far the most effective anti-poverty program in the world’s history.

Why Subsidize the U.S. Department of Education When We Could Be Funding ESAs Ourselves? »

Last month marked the 38th anniversary of the establishment of the U.S. Department of Education. Proponents insisted that elevating the Office of Education to a Cabinet-level department would improve federal education spending efficiency as well as student achievement. Opponents countered that there is scant (if any) evidence that increasing federal control over education would…
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Tax Reform III: Tax Employer Health Care Benefits; Offer a Tax Credit to Health Insurance Purchasers »

In an earlier blog post I suggested eliminating all personal tax deductions, with a possible exception related to health care. One of the well-publicized problems with the American health care system is that employer-provided health insurance is not taxed, pushing us to a system in which people get health insurance from their employers. A…
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Tax Reform II: Lower Rates; Eliminate Deductions »

As Congress considers tax reform, the focus on the personal income tax should be to lower rates and eliminate all deductions except for a standard deduction that applies to everyone. Lower rates enough to offset the increased revenue from eliminating deductions, and set the standard deduction at a level that raises the same amount…
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