Econ/Tax/Spend/Big Govt

A Political Glossary

By John Biver

Thomas Sowell, in a two-part column, defines the following terms: Fairness, Racism, Compassion, “Mean-spirited,” Greedy, “The hungry,” Access, and Social justice. It’s well worth your time. Click here to read part 1. Click here…

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State/Local Bond Debt Tops $3 Trillion

State/Local Bond Debt Tops $3 Trillion

By John Biver

Yes, the image on the right regarding geniuses and idiots applies to state and local governments as well. From Chris Edwards at Townhall.com: Whoops! Federal Reserve economists looked in the shoe closet recently and…

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A Fiscal History Lesson

By John Biver

It’s so easy. Step One: Drastically cut the size of government. Step Two: Then enjoy an economic boom. Let’s hope Romney’s people can read and understand history. From David Henderson at the Hoover Institution:…

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The 12 Reasons College Costs Keep Rising

By John Biver

Folks, it’s Econ 101…the following is from Richard Vedder: When asked the question, “Why do colleges keep raising tuition fees?” I give answers ranging from three words (“because they can”), to 85,000 (my book,…

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2 Headlines, 1 Question

By John Biver

Here are the two headlines: Marriage Law Under Assault in Illinois & Illinois public pension funding worst in the U.S. Here is the question: Where the heck are Illinois Republican elected leaders? The headline…

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Republicans: Repent!

By John Biver

I’m not sure but the Cato Institute’s Dan Mitchell might have set a new length record with the following title on his Townhall.com post today: Democrats Admit their Top Goal Is Luring GOP into…

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“America’s Byzantine Tax Code”

By John Biver

One of the many telling conversations I had with Republican Party leaders over the years included an exchange with newly elected U.S. House Speaker Denny Hastert in early 1999. I asked him how soon…

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