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  • AS DEMOCRATS PUSH A "WEALTH TAX," HERE'S WHY OTHER COUNTRIES GOT RID OF IT

    06/29/2019 5:29:46 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 6/26/2019 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I wrote five years ago about the growing threat of a wealth tax. Some friends at the time told me I was being paranoid. The crowd in Washington, they assured me, would never be foolish enough to impose such a levy, especially when other nations such as Sweden have repealed wealth taxes because of their harmful impact. But, to paraphrase H.L. Mencken, nobody ever went broke underestimating the foolishness of politicians. I already wrote this year about how folks on the left are demonizing wealth in hopes of creating a receptive environment for this extra layer of tax. And some...
  • Imagine if the Media Had as Much Sympathy for Small Business Owners as it Does for Federal Employees

    01/18/2019 1:01:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 01/18/2019 | Ryan McMaken
    During this partial government shutdown, it's become nearly impossible to avoid news articles, and segments on television and radio outlining the many ways that federal employees are apparently suffering financially as a result of the partial government shutdown.The stories are very diverse in topic. Some take a "human interest story" angle, simply looking at how the daily lives of some of these employees have been affected. Others look at the apparent injustice of the fact that some workers are "being told to work without pay." Still other suggest that the lack of federal paychecks will drive down economic growth figures....
  • Ron, Rand, and the Mises Institute

    03/13/2014 11:07:21 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    New York Young Republican Club ^ | August 21, 2013 | New York Young Republican Club
    The “Ron Paul Revolution,” as it is sometimes called, is a self-described Libertarian movement that preaches individual liberty, limited government, and – above all else – personal freedoms. Such freedoms include, apparently, racial segregation at private institutions (they call this property rights) and recreational narcotics usage. Ron Paul is proud of his friendship with the late Murray Rothbard, an economist of the “Austrian” school (which dates back to Carl Menger, and was developed fully by Ludwig von Mises, both Austrian). Paul and Rothbard shared an affinity for sound money (i.e., gold) and a disdain for the Federal Reserve System, which...
  • Mother Russia, Alaska, and the Ron Paul Revolution

    03/11/2014 7:19:32 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 17 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | March 11, 2014 | Cliff Kincaid
    In a Breitbart column insisting that Ronald Reagan was not as assertive as commonly believed on military and foreign policy issues, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) mentions, in passing, “I met Ronald Reagan as a teenager when my father was a Reagan delegate in 1976.” . But his father, Ron Paul, is hardly a Reaganite today. Indeed, he is now claiming that Crimea has a right to leave Ukraine and join Russia, and that U.S. sanctions against the Russian regime are “criminal.” “That’s just people looking to start a war,” Paul said. “This is criminal, it’s stealing and will just aggravate...
  • Why does Mark Levin perpetuate FDR’s slavish Victory Tax with a Liberty Amendment?

    09/14/2013 3:33:06 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 65 replies
    9-14-2013 | johnwk
    In one of Mark Levin's Liberty Amendments he promotes keeping alive taxes calculated from profits, gains and other incomes. If one wants to judge the motives and character of those who advocate changes to our Constitution, there are two specific issues which give us a clue: (a) the manner in which Congress fills our national treasury; and (b), what our nation uses for “legal tender”. In other words, “its all about the Benjamins”. So, let us take a look at issue (a) and ask ourselves why does Mark Levin offer to perpetuate taxes calculated from profits, gains and incomes which...
  • Why Are People So Forgiving of Government Failure?

    04/05/2011 8:39:10 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 32 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | April 05, 2011 | Christopher Westley
    Once upon a time, I developed a theory that we have much lower expectations for public-sector performance than we do for private-sector performance.[1] We saw this in accounting standards that — when applied to Enron — resulted in market forces shutting that firm down, while the Department of Defense loses billions of dollars annually. The difference in terms of waste between the two sectors is exponential, but while Enron is held accountable for its ethics, the government gets a pass. Or consider what we tolerate from the US Postal Service (USPS) as opposed what we tolerate from firms like FedEx...
  • The Pope and the Cause of Freedom

    10/30/2001 6:11:28 AM PST · by sendtoscott · 5 replies · 1,916+ views
    Mises.org ^ | October 25, 2001 | Jeffrey Tucker
    The Pope and the Cause of Freedom by Jeffrey Tucker[Posted October 25, 2001]Ten years ago, Pope John Paul II released Centesimus Annus, an encyclical, at once subtle and sweeping, that addressed the future of the post-communist countries of Europe and the general subjects of freedom, society, and faith. The document represented the fullest embrace that the Catholic Church has given in the modern period to classical liberal ideas, particularly as they apply in the economic sphere. In CA, the Pope argues that socialism failed, not just because it was bad economics, but mainly because it rejected the "truth about ...