The Senate's Plan to Increase Your Taxes
Why would senators want to levy a large tax increase on their own citizens when times are already tough for too many? Good question.
Restoring Our Lost Liberty on the Internet
Updating the 28 year-old Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) could protect the privacy of our electronic communications from the NSA, the IRS, and other federal agencies.
Will the Halbig Decision Create Chaos in the Health Insurance Market?
The Halbig decision may create some confusion in the health insurance marketplace, but not any more than the poorly conceived, badly drafted and outrageously passed Affordable Care Act did.
The Undead Death Tax
Burying the undead death tax would be one of the 113th Congress’s best legacies.
The Minimum Wage Debate Isn't About Helping the Poor
Most economists believe that minimum wage increases actually cost jobs—either directly or in fewer jobs becoming available—among the very people the increase is supposed to help.
The New Rent Seeking?
When companies resort to lawsuits to gain market advantage, a sort of rent seeking via the courts can be the result.
Challenges for Wind Energy's Future
The U.S. has spent billions of taxpayer dollars subsidizing wind energy. And while the industry is growing, it's expensive, unreliable and supplies only a small portion of the country's energy needs. Congress is backing away from its longtime support for wind subsidies, and given the growing availability of inexpensive fossil fuels for energy generation, that's the right move.
Obama Announces $4 Billion for Crony Capitalism, er, Clean Energy Loans
Even while President Obama seeks additional money from Congress for border security, his administration is giving away billions of taxpayer dollars to clean energy companies that the government likes, even though their success rate is abysmal.
The Health Care Contradiction: Medicine's Old and New Ways Clash
Innovation is transforming health care, or at least it’s trying. Old practices and laws can create a drag on that new innovation.
With Ex-Im, Congress Should be Pro-Market, not Pro-Business
Free market means opposing crony capitalism rather than defending it.
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