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Milton Friedman: Winning Debates from the Grave
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Milton Friedman: Winning Debates from the Grave

Naomi Klein is a sort of hilarious far-left pundit whose most recent book, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, argues that cruel Milton Friedman free-market types use major disasters to advance a nefarious free-market agenda. I call her hilarious because, though she gets pretty good press, her ideas are so outlandish that no one of real importance takes her terribly seriously, so she's sort of fun to have around as an example of wacky liberal ideas taken to their laughable extreme.

01/01/2008
The UnFairTax
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The UnFairTax

The Washington Post has a good editorial on the many, many problems with the FairTax. Much of it will be familiar to those who've seen Bruce Bartlett's writing on the idea -- the distortions involved in calling a 30% tax a 23% tax, the unlikelihood that even a 30% tax would be sufficient -- but they do make at least one point worth quoting in full:

01/01/2008
Starbucks: The Best News Any Local Coffeehouse Ever Had
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Starbucks: The Best News Any Local Coffeehouse Ever Had

Commercialization, the lament often goes, is killing our culture! Mom and pop stores are closing down. Main street USA is losing its character in a flood of impersonal national chains. Wal-Mart! Starbucks! If you've paid any attention to the debates over retail during the last decade or so, this should all be familiar. But as so often happens, the familiar story isn't the most accurate one.

01/01/2008
Do Tax Deductions Cost the Government?
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Do Tax Deductions Cost the Government?

I usually like Robert Samuelson's columns.

01/01/2008
Opening Up Health Insurance Markets
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Opening Up Health Insurance Markets

What's the single easiest thing we could do to fix health insurance?  Allow individuals to purchase insurance across state lines, thus creating a national market and quickly, efficiently deregulating the options for every person in every state.   Right now, Rep.

12/30/2007
More FairTax Problems
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More FairTax Problems

Volokh's Ilya Somin points out another problem with the FairTax: It doesn't provide an easy, efficient way of figuring out exactly how much your total tax liability is:

12/30/2007
Maryland GOP Fights Taxes in Court
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Maryland GOP Fights Taxes in Court

Via To the People, this is heartening news: The Maryland GOP is going to court to stop the implementation of new taxes.  Looks like the tax-hikers are playing rough though:

12/30/2007
Shlaes on Public Sector Work
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Shlaes on Public Sector Work

Looks to be a pretty quiet day here in Washington. Most people are still recuperating from the holiday and waiting till after New Year's to get back into the swing of things.  Fortunately, this gives us time to catch up on our history, courtesy of the Wall Street Journal and Amity Shlaes. In today's column, she debunks the myth of public sector jobs. 

12/30/2007
Taking Down the Earmarks
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Taking Down the Earmarks

As I've noted repeatedly here at FT, the latest federal budget is a pork-laden mess.  After promising to get earmarks under control, the Democratic-led Congress still decided to pass a bulky omnibus that includes some 9,000 earmarks totaling more than $12 billion.  These earmarks constitute a massive waste of taxpayer money, and they lend themselves --as we've seen with Duke Cunningham -- to easy abuse and corruption.

12/27/2007
Why Green Buildings are Wasteful
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Why Green Buildings are Wasteful

Slate's got a smart article on green building certifications, which Washington D.C. now requires for all major city buildings, public and private. Guess what?

12/27/2007

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