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Opinion/Editorial Government Spending Taxes
December 12, 2017
By Lindsey Stroud
Since February 2017, the federal deficit has grown by more than $500 billion, to over $20 trillion. The average debt owed per person is now estimated to be greater than $62,000.
December 6, 2017
By Richard Ebeling
Numerous misunderstanding and mythologies surround the meaning of capitalism and competition, but few match the confusions over the meaning and relevance of “monopoly” in the workings of the market economy.
November 29, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
Americans have suffered through years of the weakest economic rebound following a recession in modern history. Thankfully, to riff on a popular advertising jingle, “R-E-F-O-R-M” spells “relief.”
November 22, 2017
By Daniel Sutter
This is the time to give thanks, and I hope that your family has much to be thankful for this year.  Thanksgiving offers a time to reflect on the prosperity we enjoy. 
November 18, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
Kentucky state lawmakers continue to delay reforming the state’s public pension systems.
November 16, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
Kentucky currently has one of the largest pension funding gaps of any U.S. state.
November 15, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
Sports team owners, and the elected officials who enable their graft, say using taxpayer money to pay for stadium construction is an investment in local economic growth.
November 8, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
As Halloween passes, lawmakers in cities across the country should take a cue from Cook County, Illinois and give taxpayers a treat by ditching burdensome sin taxes, including excise taxes on soda and other sweetened beverages.
November 6, 2017
By Charles W. Baird
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), announced by the House Ways and Means Committee on November 2nd, has generated a lot of commentary on both sides of the political divide.
November 6, 2017
By Jim Lakely
On Thursday, Republicans released their highly-anticipated tax reform bill, which was formulated in coordination with the Trump administration.
 

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