Tag: redistribution of wealth

Culture

Those in Need Will Work for Food

This article was originally published in the Joplin Globe on May 14th, 2018. This is the final installment of the 7 pieces in …

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Economics

The Flat Tax Revisited

Every four years, during the presidential election season, Republican candidates criticize the abuses of the IRS and the complexity of …

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Economics

Our Marxist Tax Code

Originally published at The New American on April 10, 2012. Tax season is winding down once again, but the progressivity …

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Politics

Wealth: Spread it or Share it?

Progressives are often advocating social policies that spread the wealth around. They defend this by explaining that shared wealth is …

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History

The Evil Nature of the State

This entry is part 6 of 44 in the series Christian Theology of Public Policy Course

This essay continues the Christian Theology and Public Policy Course essays by John Cobin, author of the great books Bible …

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Libertarianism

Lessons in Liberty: Christian Libertarianism

Blayne Bennett from Students for Liberty asked me to write a short article describing what it means to be a …

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Libertarianism

Tax Slavery Sucks

This entry is part 19 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

This article is #19 of a weekly series highlighting the former memes of Bureaucrash, an organization once headed by my …

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Libertarianism

Social Slavery

This entry is part 16 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

The current Social Security (aka “socialist insecurity”) system is designed as a pay-as-you-go system, in which current workers’ tax dollars pay for the benefits of retirees. And the system is in serious trouble. With increased life expectancy and a declining birth rate, there are fewer workers to support a greater number of retirees. In 1950, there were 16 workers paying for the benefits of one retiree. Today, there are about three workers per retiree, and by 2025 there will only be two. According to the Social Security Administration itself, if unreformed, Social Security will begin running a deficit by 2017, and by 2060 Social Security and Medicare combined will make up 71 percent of the federal budget.

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Economics

Economics Has the Answer: What’s the Question?

By Edmund Opitz. Adam Smith’s monumental achievement was to enlarge the individual person’s freedom of action in economic affairs, and …

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Economics

Black Magic

By Edmund Opitz Every individual tries to economize his energies by satisfying his needs and desires with a minimum of …

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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

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 #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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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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