Tag: Government subsidies

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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Not a “New Deal,” a “Fair Deal” or a “Square Deal,” but Supposedly a “Better Deal” »

Towards the end of July, eight months after losing the White House to Donald Trump, leading figures of the Democratic Party launched their crusade to regain control of the U.S. Congress in next year’s midterm elections. Announcing his party’s “Better Deal,” U.S. Senator Charles Schumer wrote that “Rather than having a government that benefits…
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Who Are the Demanders of Local Government Services? »

Local governments produce lots of services that people value: schools, police protection, water and sewer services, and more. Who are the producers of these services accountable to, and who determines the characteristics of the services local governments provide? Ideally, the people who live in the jurisdictions of those local governments would be the people…
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