Key Component of Actually Free Trade: Punishing Bad Actors

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We have long roundly ridiculed what has passed for “free trade” in Washington, D.C. Where we remove nigh all of our government impediments to the goods and services of every other nation on the planet. And nigh no other country returns the favor. Nations the world over impose all sorts of tariffs and regulatory impediments […]

Back to Tax Reform: The Carried Interest Rate Should Be Kept (or Cut)

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About to end is the August recess Congress so richly earned with their great first-half-of-the-year work repealing Obamacare and other long-promised, Republican-control-of-Washington-contingent agenda items. I kid. I kid because I love…less government governmental action. Like tax cuts and tax reform. Which we are told is Item #1a on Congress’ return-to-DC to-do-list. We have needed tax […]

The Utter Dumbness of the Bureaucracy ‘Comment Period’

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The United States is a Constitutional republic. What does that mean?: “A constitutional republic is a state where the head of state and other officials are elected as representatives of the people, and must govern according to existing constitutional law that limits the government’s power over citizens. In a constitutional republic, executive, legislative, and judicial […]