Taxes

Trump’s Tax Breaks Are Not a ‘Gift' for the Rich

Trump’s Tax Breaks Are Not a ‘Gift' for the Rich

There is a tendency by some public finance analysts to mischaracterize tax breaks as a 'gift to the rich.'

Trump’s Tax Plan Is Brilliant Politics and Even Better Economics

Trump’s Tax Plan Is Brilliant Politics and Even Better Economics

The hare-brained idea of a “border adjustment tax” is toast.

The Income Tax Basically Implies that Government Owns You

The Income Tax Basically Implies that Government Owns You

Frank Chodorov once described the income tax as the root of all evil. His target was not the tax itself, but the principle behind it.

Taxpayers Foot Bill For EPA Employee's $15k Gym Membership

Taxpayers Foot Bill For EPA Employee's $15k Gym Membership

An EPA employee bought a 37-year membership at Super Sport gym and put it on his government credit card.

Gun Shop Creates World’s Best-Ever Receipt

Gun Shop Creates World’s Best-Ever Receipt

It can teach a crucial lesson on the importance of tax visibility. 

Is NYT Story on Trump's Taxes a 'Bombshell'?

Is NYT Story on Trump's Taxes a 'Bombshell'?

The New York Times overpaid for its information.

Tax Avoidance Isn't Just Smart, it's as American as Apple Pie

Tax Avoidance Isn't Just Smart, it's as American as Apple Pie

Judge Learned Hand wrote one of the great defenses of tax avoidance.

Video: The Debate over Free College

Video: The Debate over Free College

Yes, we should discuss the causes and solutions.

Ancient Lessons

Ancient Lessons

The history of ancient Rome repeatedly demonstrates the connection between low taxes and prosperity. It also shows the connection between confiscatory taxes and political and social unrest.