All Articles by Dr. Norman Horn

News

Happy 110th Birthday, Friedrich von Hayek

If Hayek were alive today, we would be celebrating his 110th birthday today.

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History

What did you learn in school today, dear little boy of mine?

Yesterday was Pete Seeger’s 90th birthday. Happy birthday, our heroic anti-war American muse. Here are some other articles of libertarian …

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News

Obama’s First 100 Days: Madmen, Blunders, Death Defined

The score thus far: 100 days down, 1361 to go. Then we get another dictator. Greeeeeaaaat. :-/ I’d like to …

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Appearances

My ASC 2009 talk is now available!

The presentation that I gave at the Austrian Scholars Conference¬†2009 became available on Mises.org today. The title, as you may …

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Media

5 out of 5 Chewbacca’s Agree: Ron Paul is the Man

5 out of 5 Chewbacca’s Agree: Ron Paul is the Man.

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President's Blog

Sunday Article Linkage

Some Sunday reading for you A Look at the Jury System and Our Participation in It — Graham Dugas observes …

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News

Fail or Win? – National Review can’t decide

I found this excerpt from the April 6 National Review issue to be rather ironic: Obama’s wartime detention policy takes …

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Economics

10 Things I Hate About Taxes: Epilogue

This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series Ten Things I Hate About Taxes

No, this is not #11, it really is just an epilogue – or an afterthought… I hope you attended or …

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Economics

10 Things I Hate About Taxes: The Full Series

This entry is part 11 of 12 in the series Ten Things I Hate About Taxes

Ah taxation, how we despise thee. You make some richer, but most poorer. You daily remind us that we live …

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Economics

10 Things I Hate About Taxes #10: Lost Prosperity

This entry is part 10 of 12 in the series Ten Things I Hate About Taxes

This is the tenth article in a series on taxation leading up to Tax Day, April 15. I think I’ve …

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Economics

10 Things I Hate About Taxes #9: Taxation is Theft

This entry is part 9 of 12 in the series Ten Things I Hate About Taxes

I have already said and illustrated this numerous times in previous articles, but I will say it once again: Taxation is theft, period. To continue this theme, I’d like to show what a few of my favorite laissez-faire economists had to say about the evils of taxation.

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Economics

That’s No Moon… It’s a Space Stati… What the?

These pictures should need no explanation…  

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Economics

10 Things I Hate About Taxes #8: Living in Fear

This entry is part 8 of 12 in the series Ten Things I Hate About Taxes

To say that the tax code is complicated would be the understatement of the century. It is, in fact, far beyond complicated, so much so that no one in this world could possibly understand it.

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Economics

10 Things I Hate About Taxes #7: Caesar’s Benevolence

This entry is part 7 of 12 in the series Ten Things I Hate About Taxes

Many Christians believe that paying taxes is fulfilling the Biblical command to show compassion to the poor. We just need to “render to Caesar” and Caesar will do the right thing. Is this a valid conclusion?

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Economics

10 Things I Hate About Taxes #6: Withholding Taxes

This entry is part 6 of 12 in the series Ten Things I Hate About Taxes

This is the sixth article in a series on taxation leading up to Tax Day, April 15. If we were …

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News

One Ring to Rule Them All

I just found a stupendous editorial cartoon, written by Terrence Nowicki, Jr. at This Is Historic Times: Awesome work, Terrence, …

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President's Blog

Maundy Thursday

LCC reader Skinner has an interesting post on his blog about Maundy Thursday (that’s today). Surf over to his page …

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Economics

10 Things I Hate About Taxes #5: Your Tax Dollars at Work

This entry is part 5 of 12 in the series Ten Things I Hate About Taxes

Think about all the crazy things you know your tax money pays for…

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Economics

10 Things I Hate About Taxes #4: Privacy and Personal Income

This entry is part 4 of 12 in the series Ten Things I Hate About Taxes

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

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Economics

10 Things I Hate About Taxes #3: The Truth About Government Spending

This entry is part 3 of 12 in the series Ten Things I Hate About Taxes

Politicians, especially Republicans, love to talk about “cutting taxes,” and in some cases they actually do cut some taxes and ease the burden of all. Unfortunately, this masks the dirty, grimy truth that no statist wants to hear: it isn’t how you are taxed that really matters, but how the government spends.

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Economics

10 Things I Hate About Taxes #2: Newspeak

This entry is part 2 of 12 in the series Ten Things I Hate About Taxes

Governments manipulate language for their own purposes constantly. It allows them to circumvent truth in the public square (at least to the unobservant eye and ear).

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Economics

10 Things I Hate About Taxes #1: Lost Productivity

This entry is part 1 of 12 in the series Ten Things I Hate About Taxes

Ever wondered how much time and money are lost through federal tax returns? It actually is rather astounding even by conservative estimates. Let’s run the numbers in back-of-the-envelope style calculation.

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Media

Christians and War… and Battlestar Galactica

Tom Woods and Laurence Vance are two excellent examples of Christian libertarians, so I am delighted to share a few …

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Appearances

Podcast: What Is Moral About Economic Freedom

Libertarian Christians could learn something from our Jewish friends if we would pay attention. I had never heard of Rabbi …

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Politics

What do you hate most about taxes?

“Tax season always begins on April 16th, and ends 365 days later.” “There are only two certainties in this life: …

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