Economy

Laboring under the Delusions of Democrats

The AFL-CIO exists to launder union dues into the campaign war chests of the Democrat Party.

Optometrists’ Cronyist Assault on Online Eye Exams

They are blinding patients to free-market competition.

Paul Ryan’s Triumph

He struck a delicate balance in the House. But does the Senate have a different center of gravity?

The Low-Skill Immigration Increase Hidden in the Spending Deal

Check out page 735 of the 1.665-page bill.

Andy Jackson’s Populism

It started with a hatred of crony capitalism.

Populist Environmentalism?

Advocates for the environment can draw on a long and close association with populist sentiment.

‘Middle-Class Tax Relief’ Is a Hoax

The top 20 percent already pony up 84 percent of income taxes.

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Our Public Employee Problem

Federal workers are drastically overpaid, a new CBO analysis shows, and state workers pose their own set of problems.

Will High Taxes Force the Rich to Leave America?

The wealthy are moving money to tax havens outside U.S. borders.

Trump’s Tax Plan Leaves the Swamp Untouched

His ideas don’t add up to real reform.

Taxes on Unhealthy Food Are Ineffective and Hurt the Poor

They come at the expense of the most vulnerable segments of society.

Resuscitating Health-Care Reform With a Shell Game

A crazy idea that just might work.

TAC and R Street Talk Energy on the Hill Tomorrow

Join us for a discussion on energy and climate policy.

American Lethargy

We are slowing down, resisting change, and losing our restlessness.

Rasmussen’s Refrain: Let Uncle Sam Do It

A cheerleader for the U.S. as global policeman severely overestimates how much anyone—Americans or otherwise—agrees with his idea.

Why Taxes Are Such a Pain

In some countries, the government sends everyone a pre-filled form. Here, cronyism prevents that from happening.

Trump’s Muddled China Strategy

After all the tough talk on the campaign, is it already business as usual with Beijing?