It’s sort of comical when someone complies a list of the taxes and fees our government imposes on us. It puts into perspective why all government budget crises are much more a spending problem than a revenue problem. Lists like… Continue reading →
According the U.S. Small Business Administration (a government organization), the cost of our current regulatory apparatus in 2008 was an unreal $1.75 trillion dollars! The United States’ GDP is $14.12 trillion, so assuming this somewhat speculative figure is correct,… Continue reading →
Look at Prop 19 go; already boosting economic activity.
Californians will cast their ballots November 2nd to decide if they want their quasi-legal marijuana industry to look a lot like the alcohol industry. In a state where a contrived headache… Continue reading →
Throughout much of our nation’s history, US federalism has moved toward centralizing power within the federal government. Since the post-bailout hysteria and most recent public sector expansion, the issue of states’ rights has had a renaissance. Some Americans… Continue reading →
Somehow I missed Paul Krugman’s epic sequel to why libertarianism doesn’t work. The first time around he explained that a non-libertarian politician putting a non-libertarian cap on tort liability for oil spills proves libertarianism is infeasible in the real… Continue reading →
Or perhaps rewriting the past would be a better way to put it. The Obama administration claims its saved between 2.2 and 2.8 million jobs with the stimulus. However, the folks at Biggovernment.com compared the Obama administration's claims about jobs saved/created to what was said before the stimulus. This would seem like fuzzy math to me: Continue reading →