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Tax Facts

Just in time for tax-filing season, the Tax Foundation and the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation have compiled some useful facts about the federal tax system. Following are a few ...
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Online Economics

I recently made a life-changing decision that, to those under the age of 30, will probably sound ridiculous. I finally decided that I trust the Internet enough to stop subscribing ...
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With Precedent

George W. Bush and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales are taking a lot of heat from Democrats lately for allegedly discharging some U.S. attorneys for political reasons. #ad#Of course, the president has ...
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How About Thirds?

A few months ago, I caused a bit of a stir by suggesting that the best way for libertarian ideas to advance is by destroying the Libertarian party. Since it ...
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The Cheney Handicap

It is becoming increasingly clear that the Republican party has a huge problem going into 2008. Usually, it has a clear frontrunner going into the process who is broadly acceptable ...
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The Tax-Gap Chimera

According to press reports, Democrats in Congress are planning a major effort to reduce the so-called tax gap. This consists of money owed to the federal government but not paid. ...
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The Truth About Wages

There has been a big debate going on among Democrats about why workers aren’t outraged by their economic condition and therefore more hostile to Republican economic policies and more sympathetic ...