Category: "Economics & Tax Policy"

Senate Flushes Fast-Track

As if either President Obama or Hillary Clinton needed a reminder that the most powerful person in the Democratic Party is now Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth “I’m a Cherokee” Warren, on Tuesday Senate Democrats followed the lead of the scourge of… more »

Democratic Pickpockets and Purse-Snatchers

Like walking in a neighborhood full of pickpockets and purse snatchers, living under the Obama administration should leave all Americans worried about what will be pilfered from them next. In one of the most hypocritical moves yet — and that’s saying… more »

Hillary's Clumsy Radicalism

Hillary Clinton’s Friday warning to a Boston audience, “Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and business that create jobs,” felt like a “jump the shark” moment even within a Democratic Party that has adopted a similarly ignorant and… more »

Two Great Books for Capitalists and Lovers of Liberty

When you pick up Jason Mattera’s eye-opening new book Crapitalism and Daniel Hannan’s masterful Inventing Freedom, you wouldn’t expect such different works to lead you to the same destination. But despite the former being about “Liberals who make… more »

Three Cheers for Tax Inversions

Former Chief of Staff for the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT), Edward Kleinbard, writing in the Wall Street Journal, argues that “tax inversions must be stopped now.” Kleinbard may understand taxes but like so many on the left has a weak… more »

Mickelson Targeted Like Tea Partiers?

Does anyone else thing these stories might be related? Phil Mickelson: High Taxes Discourage Me from Working Harder Investor, Bettor, Golfer: Insider Trading Inquiry Includes Mickelson... And today's news: Golfer Mickelson’s Role Said to Be Overstated… more »

US Taxes Drive International Deals

Until fairly recently, most corporate takeovers (i.e. one company buying another) were done primarily for business development reasons, for economies of scale, for access to increased distribution, and/or because the target company seemed inexpensive to… more »

The Immorality of Progressive Economics

Most of today’s discussions about “income inequality” focus on the economic and political impacts of Democratic tax and labor policies such as more sharply “progressive” income tax rates, raising the minimum wage, or increasing eligibility for overtime… more »

“Women in the Workforce”? Enough Already!

I don't mean that there are enough women in the workforce, or that women should be "barefoot and pregnant." After all, my mother was a US Navy Admiral. What I mean is that I'm so tired of hearing people like the Obama administration economist who is… more »

The Obamacare Thought Police

H/T James Taranto In the Federal Register update which includes President Obama's most recent unlawful modification of the Affordable Care Act (called Obamacare by liberals only when it is polling above 40% favorable with the public), two main conditio… more »
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