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History Tells Us That Wealth Taxes Don't Work Mar. 25, 2021

Veronique de Rugy

With Democrats now in control of the House, Senate and White House, many of the most significant pol... Read More

With Income Gaps Widening and the Virus Raging, It's Time To Talk Wealth Tax Dec. 22, 2020

Daily Editorials

Here's an interesting bit of coronavirus math: America's billionaires today could give $3,000 apiece... Read More

New Research Confirms Wealth Tax's Deleterious Effects Aug. 20, 2020

Veronique de Rugy

Politicians are renowned for their shortsightedness. During the post-war period, for example, Republ... Read More

Violent Crime Is a Confiscatory Wealth Tax Jun. 27, 2020

Michael Barone

"What gives urgency to debates about race in America today — and what drives the reparations m... Read More

Let's Not Waste a Crisis May. 13, 2020

Walter E. Williams

Former Barack Obama adviser Rahm Emanuel, during a recent interview, reminded us of his 2008 financi... Read More

Bernie Fears Some Will Seek to Flee If He Succeeds Feb. 20, 2020

Daily Editorials

Sen. Bernie Sanders manifestly fears that if he succeeds in becoming president and enacting his econ... Read More

Bernie Fears Some Will Seek to Flee If He Succeeds Feb. 19, 2020

Terence Jeffrey

Sen. Bernie Sanders manifestly fears that if he succeeds in becoming president and enacting his econ... Read More

Warren and Sanders and the Wealth Tax Folly Jan. 19, 2020

Steve Chapman

For any problem you can think of, Elizabeth Warren has a plan — usually an expensive one. She ... Read More

Raise Revenues, but Hold the Drama Dec. 12, 2019

Froma Harrop

Democratic candidates offer two basic approaches to raising revenues for public programs. One is gra... Read More

'Tax the Rich' Is No Longer Just a Political Slogan Dec. 11, 2019

Jim Hightower

There's nothing inevitable about inequality. It's an injustice that the moneyed powers and their pol... Read More

What's Scaring the Bejeezus out of Billionaires? Dec. 04, 2019

Jim Hightower

There's a new political army on the march in America, moving forcibly into the 2020 presidential cam... Read More

Envy Is Ugly on Everyone Nov. 28, 2019

Daily Editorials

The class-warfare suggestion of some political candidates that the super-wealthy are somehow not ent... Read More

Bloomberg, Billionaires and Boobery Nov. 14, 2019

Froma Harrop

I'd like to personally bop over the head the next Democrat who says that Michael Bloomberg shouldn't... Read More

Candidates' Wealth Tax Proposals Demonstrate Spooky Economic Ignorance Oct. 24, 2019

Veronique de Rugy

It's open season on wealth and those who create it. Candidates for the Democratic presidential nomin... Read More

Wealth Tax Aug. 12, 2015

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I have two questions. 1) What do you think of a wealth tax, as advocated by economis... Read More

Popular Nonsense Jun. 04, 2014

John Stossel

"Young people are exploited!" "Income mobility is down!" "Poor people are locked into poverty!" Thos... Read More