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Are Property Taxes Regressive?

The contest between the sales tax and the property tax obscures the true problem: a government that spends too much and tries to hide from its responsibilities with these shell games.

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The Electoral College Reader

From Jeff Jacoby, In Defense of the Electoral College: It’s easy to score rhetorical points by claiming smugly that “the people chose Hillary Clinton,” but the American method of choosing a president has been in place for two centuries. The…

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The Great Enrichment

from the Cato Policy Report, Deirdre McCloskey writes How Piketty Misses the Point: What caused the Great Enrichment? It cannot be explained by the accumulation of capital, as the very name “capitalism” implies. Our riches were not made by piling…

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Kovacevich on the Financial Crisis

Richard Kovacevich writes for Cato,  The Financial Crisis: Why The Conventional Wisdom is Wrong PDF file

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Misguided Outrage On Campaign Finance Ruling

In our time the men who supported McCarthy’s 1968 effort would be liable for the crime of contributing too much money to a political campaign. Not surprisingly we have many fewer upstart campaigns like McCarthy’s and 98 percent of incumbents win their bids to be re-elected to Congress.

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The Minimum Wage And Poverty

Mark Wilson writes The Negative Effects of Minimum Wage Laws in the Cato Institute Policy Analysis, 6/21/12 Some summary points from his paper: 1.8 million hourly workers were paid the minimum wage in 2010. Of those 49% were aged 24…

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Ants at a Picnic

Cato‘s David Boaz writes Occupy Pennsylvania Avenue in The Cato Policy Report for Jan/ Feb 2012 Excerpt: The libertarian argument for keeping more of society in the private sector is not that there’s no self-interest or corruption in business; it is that…

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The Triumph of Hope over Experience

Michael Tanner writes in the National Review Online, Contested Ground, Not Common Ground. (1/26/11) Excerpts: In calling for more government action, the president’s attitude reminds one of Samuel Johnson’s description of second marriages: the triumph of hope over experience. As…

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The Boom in Federal Salaries

from National Review- “the Good and Bad of It” by Larry Kudlow “According to Chris Edwards at Cato, there are now 383,000 federal workers earning six-figure salaries, and 22,000 earning salaries over $170,000; the number of civil servants making $100,000…

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