Daniel J. Mitchell is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute.
We understand it would be wrong to let politicians interfere with our freedom to trade with our local grocery store. The same argument applies when looking at international trade.
Should we scrap our convoluted welfare system and replace it with a “basic income” payment from the government?
The Federal Reserve is wreaking havoc upon our economy. Republican presidential candidates are rightly concerned about that.
Ordinary people will suffer a lot of collateral damage if this tax-the-rich scheme for carried interest is implemented.
The new budget deal between congressional leaders and the Obama Administration is a repeat of the distasteful 2013 budget deal.
Rich people can feel guilty about resource consumption if they want. But they shouldn’t foist costly policies on other people to atone for their sins.
If Republicans don’t try (or don’t care) to make an argument for fiscal restraint, Obama will prevail.
Republicans are terrified again. They’re scared that if they don’t give Obama what he wants, they’ll get “blamed” for a shutdown.
Jeb Bush’s proposal would be a significant boost for the American economy and American taxpayers.
There are some areas where progress is possible, and people should be angry with politicians if they deliberately choose to make bad decisions.
Are there any success stories based on tax hikes or bigger government? Ask Puerto Rico.
Our nation very much needs fundamental tax reform, so it’s welcome news that Rand Paul is proposing to gut the internal revenue code and replace it with less-destructive policies.
The scheme? Extract more money openly with tax policy rather than surreptitiously with bribes. The net effect? Just as bad for the global economy.
We need solutions before too many people are riding in the wagon of government dependency. Once you reach that point, there’s probably little hope.
The American Enterprise Institute has published a comprehensive budgetary plan. Compared to current law, the plan is a huge improvement.
A flat tax has many desirable features. It minimize penalties on productive behavior, eliminates double taxation and rewards investment. What are we waiting for?
Our current welfare system is bad for both poor people and taxpayers.
With so many Americans currently filled with anxiety about their annual tax forms, this is the time of year that many people wistfully dream about how nice it would be to have a simple and fair flat tax.
There are lots of other people in the world who think they should be able to impose their values on others.
In today’s Washington, the best we can hope for is incremental reform. That’s the best way of describing the Marco Rubio and Mike Lee tax plan.
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