People Like to Keep Their Money – and Other Breaking News for Leftists

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To paraphrase the knight who guarded the Holy Grail in “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” Ireland has chosen poorly. The Emerald Isle has decided to make itself decidedly less attractive to people the world over. Irish Budget Set to Phase Out Multinationals’ Favourable Tax Arrangement Ireland is set to announce sweeping changes to its […]

Less Domestic Government Equals More International Trade

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Government growth is a self-perpetuating and self-fulfilling prophecy. Government is just another organism. Like any organism, its first instinct is self-preservation. Government – and its remora advocates – marshals all their forces should anyone suggest any program be reduced even slightly. As the late, inordinately great Ronald Reagan noted: No government ever voluntarily reduces itself […]

Warren Buffett Knows Less Government Means More Economic Activity

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Remember the “Buffett Rule?” The Buffett Rule is part of a tax plan proposed by President Barack Obama in 2011. The tax plan would apply a minimum tax rate of 30 percent on individuals making more than a million dollars a year. Remember for whom it’s named? The Buffett Rule is named after American investor […]

You Want More Jobs – and Freer and Fairer Global Trade? You Want Less Government

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We recently discussed a bipartisan group of Senators and House members who correctly identified a global trade problem and its negative domestic ramifications. 57 Senators and 152 House members…sign(ed) letters to Barack Obama Administration Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.  In which they expressed concern about inexpensive Korean steel being in mass quantities imported here…. Why […]

To Protect (and Create) American Jobs, We Need Less Government

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Who says bipartisanship is dead? We recently had 57 Senators and 152 House members – (obviously) culled from both Parties – sign letters to Barack Obama Administration Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.  In which they expressed concern about inexpensive Korean steel being in mass quantities imported here. Interestingly, they express this concern within the context […]

The Vicious Cycle: Government Warps Markets Until Government Stops Warping Markets

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The pernicious effect of government warping markets is absolute – and the evidence is obvious and everywhere. When 300+ million Americans (and when 8+ billion worldwide are able to) make their own decisions, markets constantly morph to accommodate those decisions – and the maximum amount of success and happiness is achieved. When government sticks its […]