Tax Calculator (Rigged) for 4 Candidates

Written by Gary North on April 2, 2016


Someone has created a calculator for estimating the effects of each candidate’s tax reforms. Each candidate has presented a broad view of marginal tax rates. I think this is a clever idea. It gets voters thinking about how each candidate’s programs would fare, other things — e.g., like the economy — being equal. Problem: it […]

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Are You Freer Than Your Grandparents Were?

Written by Gary North on March 26, 2016


Make a list of the freedoms you cherish most. Did your grandparents also cherish them? Did they have more of them? You be the judge. Marginal income tax rates. Government revenues as a percentage of GDP. Federal government revenues as a percentage of GDP. There is much greater federal debt. This can be dispensed with […]

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Treasury Debt Dumping by Foreign Nations

Written by Gary North on March 26, 2016


Foreign central banks are selling off U.S. Treasury debt. There have been no negative effects for the U.S. government. The dollar remains high, despite the increase in the supply of dollar-denominated debt in world currency markets. Second, long-term T-bond rates have not risen, i.e., the prices of Treasury debt certificates have not fallen. For […]

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Don’t Call Obama a Socialist — Sowell

Posted on March 26, 2016


It bothers me a little when conservatives call Barack Obama a “socialist.” He certainly is an enemy of the free market, and wants politicians and bureaucrats to make the fundamental decisions about the economy. But that does not mean that he wants government ownership of the means of production, which has long been a standard […]

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Et Tu, Marco? Rubio Stabs the Conservatives Who Elected Him.

Written by Gary North on March 19, 2016


“When our friends get into power, they aren’t our friends any more.”– M. Stanton Evans This has become known as “Evans’ law of political perfidy.” My friend Stan Evans was a wise and eloquent man. He was an intellectual leader within the conservative political movement, beginning around 1960. He arrived at Yale in the year […]

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