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Archive of posts published in the tag: Michael Tanner

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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A Conduit of Corruption

In National Review, What the Panama Papers Actually Show by Michael Tanner We see something similar, if less dramatic, in the United States. There is a reason why five of the ten counties with the highest median incomes in America…

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Inequality Myths

From National Review and Michael Tanner, The Democrats’ Class Warfare excerpt And now we have a new study from the Brookings Institution. Yes, the liberal Brookings Institution. Authored by former Obama economic adviser Peter Orszag and others, the study concludes…

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The Thomas Piketty Reader

From Stephen Moore at Investor’s Business Daily, The Left’s Advice Would Bring A Second Great Depression: One oddity of the current economic debate is that the more Barack Obama’s incompetent income-redistribution policies have failed, the more the left calls for…

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The Party of Old White Men

Intrade was vindicated as once again being a better predictor of the outcome than the pollsters. I predicted that Obama would lose because he would carry women, the youth and the Hispanics but in lesser numbers than in 2008.  I was clearly…

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Turning the Safety Net into a Hammock

The attempt to pursue social justice by political means is not a new idea. It is the centerpiece of political philosophy for over two centuries.  Even the classical liberals who acknowledged the equal importance of economic liberty along with our…

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Bad Marketing or Bad Law?

Michael Tanner writes in The National Review Why the Obamacare Ruling Matters, 6/27/12. Excerpts: The average American adds up the costs and benefits and decides that, on the whole, they don’t want the law. It’s not bad marketing; it’s bad…

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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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