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A few thoughts on the new House GOP tax plan - AEI

July 05, 2016, 1:57 PM
More options: , View related content: Economics , Pethokoukis Font Size The Tax Foundation has modeled the growth, income, and revenue effects of the new House…

IRS to Return $30K It Took From Farmers

June 30, 2016, 9:43 AM
After more than four years, two congressional hearings, and countless pleas to the IRS and Justice Department, Randy Sowers’ fight with the federal government…

The U.S. Postal Service Needs A 'Brexit' From Government

June 30, 2016, 9:39 AM
Privatization is the answer for saving the U.S. Postal Service from the financial crisis it faces in the digital age, libertarians declared at a lecture…

¡No Pasarán!: The UK's Probable Future Prime Minister Was Hounded by America's IRS For So Long That, in Disgust, He Renounced His Dual American Citizenship Last Year

June 27, 2016, 6:31 AM
Thanks to the IRS, one of Britain's most famous politicians — indeed, following Brexit, London's former mayor is on the frontline to becoming the UK's next…

NJ Senate Passes $15 Minimum Wage

June 26, 2016, 11:08 AM
BY: New Jersey could become the third state to adopt a $15 minimum wage backed by labor unions and activists. The Democratically-controlled state Senate passed…

How Obama’s Overtime Rules Will Hurt Disabled Children

June 23, 2016, 10:48 AM
Last month, when President Obama’s Department of Labor released its long-awaited “overtime rule,” the mainstream media headlines were predictable: “ Obama…

CBO study shows that 'the rich' don’t just pay a 'fair share' of federal taxes, they pay almost everybody’s share - AEI

June 23, 2016, 12:38 AM
This is an updated and revised version of a CD post from last year that generated nearly 300 comments because of the controversial nature of the topic – whether…

A revised proposal to reform corporate income taxes - AEI

June 23, 2016, 12:38 AM
At a conference this morning , co-sponsored by the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center and AEI, the Tax Policy Center’s Eric Toder and I will present a detailed…

Banning Uber and Lyft in Austin has led to an explosion of “black market ride sharing” - Hot Air

June 23, 2016, 12:34 AM
posted at 2:41 pm on June 22, 2016 by Jazz Shaw A couple of months ago we talked about the failed effort in Austin, Texas to regulate ride sharing in a way…

Supreme Court slaps down Labor Dept. on overtime exemption

June 22, 2016, 7:01 AM
The Supreme Court slapped down a labor action by the Obama administration Monday, ruling that the administration was wrong to rescind a long-standing exemption…

Wal-Mart cutting accounting, invoicing jobs at about 500 stores

June 17, 2016, 9:55 AM
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Lesson from Cyprus: Spending Restraint Is the Pro-Growth Way to Solve a Fiscal Crisis

June 14, 2016, 8:27 PM
Research Studies Centers and Projects Research by Topic Recent Books Reading Lists Latest Study The Environmental Cost of Global Fuel Subsidies Lucas W. Davis…

Restaurant CEO reveals unexpected effect of minimum wage hikes - Hot Air

June 10, 2016, 9:13 AM
posted at 9:21 am on June 10, 2016 by Jazz Shaw The CEO of national food chain Dave & Busters has weighed in on the current trend of massive increases to the…

Senators Want to Drain DOJ’s Liberal Slush Fund

June 10, 2016, 8:08 AM
The Senate may take steps to end a Justice Department slush fund that has channeled millions of dollars in banking settlements to outside organizations,…

Report: Obama's oil tax would mean huge tax hike for gasoline

June 10, 2016, 8:07 AM
The Obama administration's proposed $10.25 tax on each barrel of crude oil produced in the United States would be one of the biggest tax increases on gasoline…

Ending the Corporate-Welfare Circus

June 06, 2016, 8:16 AM
Photo: Getty Images/Ikon Images Competition is at the heart of America’s economic success, but not every type of contest benefits society. Consider the growing…

Surprise! Audit Finds TSA Doesn't Keep Airports Secure

June 02, 2016, 7:31 AM
The Transportation Safety Administration is failing to keep airports secure, says a government report released Tuesday. The Government Accountability Office’s…

Could Uber Drive Young People Into The Arms Of The GOP?

May 24, 2016, 4:14 AM
Free Markets: When conservative activist Grover Norquist started arguing a couple years ago that Web-based sharing companies like Uber, Lyft and Airbnb create “…

Worker Bargaining Power Comes Chiefly From Employers’ Competition for Workers

May 23, 2016, 9:53 PM
David Henderson does a very nice job summarizing why it’s true that stripping workers of the right to offer X as part of an employment contract makes most…

The Smoot-Hawley Tariff and the Great Depression

May 23, 2016, 10:05 AM
Research Studies Centers and Projects Research by Topic Recent Books Reading Lists Latest Study Economic Policy Uncertainty and the Credit Channel in the United…