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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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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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Economics

The Californicrisis and Bank Nationalization

When an economy undergoes a contraction, governments collect less revenue simply because less is happening and less is being bought. Consumer cutbacks are a good and healthy occurrence – individuals reduce consumption in favor of saving, and the economy can resume a sustainable growth pattern. The loss of revenue, however, is obviously despised by government bureaucracy.

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Economics

Fear is the New Hope

They hoped for change, but fear is the new hope. “A failure to act, and act now, will turn crisis …

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Economics

On Transportation Pollution: My first peer-reviewed publication

In the world of academia, one of the things you regularly try to do is publish your research in peer-reviewed …

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Economics

Speedlinking Friday – Intellectual Property

Today I would like to invite you to read a bit about intellectual property. Last week, Jeff Tucker of the …

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Economics

5 Predictions for 2009

“Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.” ~Niels Bohr I know as well as anyone that the future is …

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Book Reviews

How to Be Evangelical without Being Conservative

I was first introduced to Roger Olson through his book Who Needs Theology?, which I read for one of my …

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