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Fool Us Once, Shame on You; Fool Us Forever, Shame on Us All Oct. 29, 2020

Veronique de Rugy

Why people continue to trust government officials is a mystery. Often disconnected from the problems... Read More

Americans Spent More on Taxes in 2019 Than on Food, Clothing, Health Care and Entertainment Combined Oct. 21, 2020

Terence Jeffrey

In 2019, according to the Consumer Expenditure Survey published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, A... Read More

Americans Spent More on Taxes in 2019 Than on Food, Clothing, Health Care and Entertainment Combined Oct. 21, 2020

Daily Editorials

In 2019, according to the Consumer Expenditure Survey published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, A... Read More

The Federal Government's Annual Spending Orgy Wastes Your Money Sep. 05, 2020

Diane Dimond

It happens every September. Inside federal office buildings, budget minions go on scandalous spendin... Read More

When Puff the Magic Multiplier Goes Poof Aug. 13, 2020

Veronique de Rugy

When revenue shrinks by 1% of GDP and spending increases by 51% over 10 months, you get a $2.8 trill... Read More

State and Local Governments Need Some Tough Love From Uncle Sam Aug. 06, 2020

Veronique de Rugy

State and local governments want more funds from the federal government to patch their budgets. Lack... Read More

The Virus and the Malignancy Jul. 29, 2020

Terence Jeffrey

The word "unsustainable" is often used by politicians and bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., when they... Read More

Paying People Not to Work Is Not an Economic Stimulus Jul. 28, 2020

Stephen Moore

Back in 2009, Nancy Pelosi infamously declared the best way to revive the economy was to dole out ev... Read More

State and Local Governments Could Learn From Crises Jul. 16, 2020

Veronique de Rugy

There's no doubt that this pandemic-induced recession is hitting states hard. But that's no reason t... Read More

What Happened To the Record Income Taxes Americans Paid Last Year? Jul. 15, 2020

Terence Jeffrey

Back in fiscal 2019, which ended last September before COVID-19 hit, the federal government set two ... Read More

As Bastiat Would Say, Peer Past the Obvious With Pandemic Policies Jul. 02, 2020

Veronique de Rugy

This week marks the 219th birthday of the great 19th-century French economist Frederic Bastiat. It's... Read More

In 2,000 Days as Speaker, Pelosi Has Increased Debt a Record $9.6 Trillion Jun. 24, 2020

Terence Jeffrey

In the 2,000 days that Speaker Nancy Pelosi has now served as the leader of a division of the federa... Read More

Stop the Madness of Congressional Spending Jun. 23, 2020

Stephen Moore

The coronavirus shutdown has flattened multiple industries across America — everything from ai... Read More

The Federal Government Cannot Bail Out the Blue States May. 05, 2020

Stephen Moore

Battle lines are getting drawn up between the two parties on the next round of "stimulus" for the ec... Read More

$5 Trillion Down the Drain Mar. 24, 2020

Stephen Moore

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, everyone should read Robert Higgs' economic classic "Crisis... Read More

Politicians Have Not Stolen Social Security Money Feb. 19, 2020

Social Security and You

I give lots of talks about Social Security. I've given thousands of them over the past 45 years. And... Read More

Defusing the Debt Bomb Feb. 11, 2020

Stephen Moore

President Donald Trump's new budget confirms that without corrective action, trillion-dollar deficit... Read More

Uncle Sam Doubles Down on His Spending Addiction Feb. 06, 2020

Veronique de Rugy

My fellow taxpayers, this is your quarterly warning that Uncle Sam is not a good steward of your mon... Read More

Our Coming Debt Crisis Jan. 31, 2020

Neil Patel

Ten to 20 years from now, we will not be talking about impeachment, and believe it or not, we won't ... Read More

Wasn't a $4.4 Trillion Federal Government Big Enough? Oct. 30, 2019

Terence Jeffrey

The leaders of both the Republican Party and the Democratic Party in the U.S. Senate proved again th... Read More