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The Seattle Head Tax Is Idiotic May. 17, 2018

Veronique de Rugy

The tyranny of local government was on full display this week. The culprits are some greedy members ... Read More

Taxes and Retirement Savings Feb. 21, 2018

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I have $362,000 in my 401(k) account. It took me 22 years to accumulate that amount.... Read More

Let's Limit Spending Feb. 07, 2018

Walter E. Williams

Some people have called for a balanced budget amendment to our Constitution as a means of reining in... Read More

How to Pay for National Parks Nov. 09, 2017

Steve Chapman

If you assume that anything the Trump administration does is bad, you will be right more often than ... Read More

Tax Reform Should Encourage More Saving, Not Less Nov. 02, 2017

Veronique de Rugy

Republicans want tax reform, but their refusal to cut spending forces them to look into all sorts of... Read More

Republicans Embrace Tax Cuts and Ruinous Deficits Nov. 02, 2017

Steve Chapman

The U.S. economy is humming like a bee in clover. Gross domestic product is growing at a solid clip;... Read More

'Tax Cuts for the Rich'? May. 01, 2017

Thomas Sowell

One of the painful realities of our times is how long a political lie can survive, even after having... Read More

Is It Time to Repeal FATCA? Apr. 27, 2017

Veronique de Rugy

I've previously argued that the Trump administration should stop funding the Organization for Econom... Read More

On Hold Constantly Jan. 18, 2017

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: After spending 55 minutes on the phone with Verizon and being switched to four diffe... Read More

In the Fiscal Health Beauty Pageant, Everyone Loses Jun. 09, 2016

Veronique de Rugy

Many states are broke, even though their constituents don't know it. The two main drivers of states'... Read More

Socialism for the Uninformed May. 31, 2016

Thomas Sowell

Socialism sounds great. It has always sounded great. And it will probably always continue to sound g... Read More

Stadium Bonds Jan. 13, 2016

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: Several years ago, I bought $25,000 of the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority bond... Read More

Politicians' Words Oct. 20, 2015

Thomas Sowell

At the recent televised debate among candidates for the Democrats' nomination for president, Hillary... Read More

A Value-Added Tax Is Coming May. 27, 2015

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: A friend with impressive political connections in Washington believes that the next ... Read More

Wee Pals

Apr. 04, 2014

'Bait and Switch' Taxes Sep. 03, 2012

Thomas Sowell

We have heard many times from President Barack Obama how he plans to raise taxes on "millionair... Read More

Deficit Reduction: Blaming Easier Than Fixing Nov. 07, 2011

Debra J. Saunders

"I have great respect for each of you individually, but collectively I'm worried that you're go... Read More

Deficits as Far as the States Can See Jan. 24, 2011

Froma Harrop

Like me, you may be wondering why 96,000 California state workers were given cell phones courtesy of... Read More