Video: What’s So Great About Economic Freedom?
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Is economic freedom related to other kinds of freedoms? Does economic freedom affect personal choice?

CPI Inflation Rate Calculator (Experienced vs. Reported)
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Have you ever wondered why the CPI, GDP and employment numbers run counter to your personal and business experiences? The problem lies in biased and often-manipulated government reporting.

IRA Cap Gives Rise to New Funding Strategies
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President’s proposal comes with silver linings for shrewd advisors

Is “Buy American” Un-American?
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America will continue to lose jobs where we don’t have a comparative advantage and gain jobs where we do. This change should be welcome.

Video: Even the Beatles Were Against Highly Progressive Taxes!
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Let me tell you how it will be: There’s one for you, nineteen for me. Should five per cent appear too small, Be thankful I don’t take it all.

Greenspan, Friedman, Keynes and Lenin All Agree on Inflation
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“The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.” – Vladimir Lenin.

Better to Bank with Cyprus Than the United States?
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Without any authorizing legislation, the U.S. government has quietly taken more value than Cyprus tried and failed to confiscate.

Is 95% of the Trade Imbalance Legal Tax Evasion?
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As one of Forbes’s 25 largest fictional companies, Stark International could avoid $4 billion in U.S. corporate taxes with this one simple technique.

Radio: Should We Raise Taxes to Balance the Budget?
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David John Marotta was interviewed on radio 1070 WINA’s Schilling Show in March to discuss balancing the national budget, and whether raising taxes is a good method to increase revenue to match spending.

Eight Questions For Those Who Think “Free Trade Fails in Theory and Practice”
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If you’ve disagreed with our most recent two articles on free trade, then I challenge you to respond to these questions. Anyone?

The Benefits of Free Trade Agreements: The Country Always Wins
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Average Americans think about trade imbalances the wrong way. They have it exactly backward.

What The Government Wishes You Didn’t Know About Antidumping Laws
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Anti-dumping rules are supposed to protect domestic producers and domestic jobs from unscrupulous foreign competition, but anti-dumping rules raise prices for their consumers and producers, shrink profits, and reduce the capacity of firms to invest, expand, and hire more workers.

The Benefits of Free Trade Defined: The Consumer Always Wins
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All I want is a simple cup of coffee near where I work. Is that asking too much of free trade?

Radio: The Importance of Property Rights
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David John Marotta was interviewed recently on radio 1070’s WINA Schilling Show discussing property rights and their importance for a free society.

We Buy Local Produce Because It Is Better, Not Because It Is Local
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If you could only pick one, would you like to buy a ripe tomato or a local one?

Do Tax Cuts Actually “Starve the Beast”?
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Daniel J. Mitchell of the CATO Institute wrestles with the lack of no historical data to support the Starve the Beast model, only to find out that it’s because politicians have never really given it a shot.

Should We Raise Taxes to Balance the Budget?
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The only two ways to balance the federal budget are to spend less or to collect more. Spending less is the preferred method, but that is just not happening. As a result, politics is pushing many in Congress to try to balance the budget by raising taxes.

Fifteen Tax Moves For Right Now. Really?
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Do any of these ideas suggest any incentive for the highly productive to continue producing?

Should We Starve the Beast?
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Even to conservative political parties, starving the beast is not the ideal solution.

Financially Savvy Kittens on Size of Government
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This kitten doesn’t rely on government. Be more like this kitten.

Dwight D. Eisenhower on Tax Cuts and a Balanced Budget
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“Until the deficit is eliminated from our budget, … there is no end to inflation; there is finally no end to taxation; and the eventual result would, of course, be catastrophe.”

What Is Rent-Seeking Behavior?
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Studies suggest that $1.5 trillion is wasted on public sector rent-seeking.

Encourage Property Rights, Not Democracy
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Even if democracy is the principal objective, encourage the rule of law.

Financially Savvy Kittens on Earning Money
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This kitten knows money doesn’t grow on trees. Be more like this kitten.

The Effective Rule of Law Propels Prosperity
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Property rights are among the characteristics most correlated with high levels of per capita gross domestic product (GDP).

Are Property Rights Human Rights?
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Does a property owner have the right to use and dispose of his property as he sees fit even if that means he is being irrational, arbitrary, capricious, even unjust?

Bailing out the Boneheads
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The recent AIG marketing campaign makes my skin crawl. In what they are calling “America’s Profit,“ AIG boasts that repayment of the bailouts created a positive return for taxpayers.

Financially Savvy Kittens on Basic Economics
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This kitten understands TANSTAAFL. Be more like this kitten.

Is a National Sales Tax Really Fair?
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Claims of “fair” or even “regressive” or “progressive” depend very much on what is used as the denominator.

Let the Income Tax Die at Age 100
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The income tax penalizes productivity, discourages hard work, and suppresses investment.

Political Parties on the Gun Rights and Gun Control
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The political party platforms on gun control and gun rights for 2012.

Am I Safer If My Neighbor Has A Gun?
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Currently homicides are largely committed by minority men age 18 to 39 with criminal records in urban areas killing others in the same demographic.

Political Parties on the Environment and Environmentalism
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Here are the 2008 party platforms on the environment

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Marriage Penalty of $8,400
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The worst marriage penalty is for couples earning between $26,000 and $60,000 who have three or more children.

EPA: Green Gone Wild
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Stewardship suggests limits on how people ought to rule over their environment. It is not a justification for bureaucrats’ limitless rule over people.

Government Taxes $33,356 Just Because a Couple Decides to Get Married
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You cannot argue this increased tax is their “fair share” simply because they are married.

New Year’s Resolutions for the Country
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To fulfill the financial resolutions of spending less, living within our means, and paying off our debt, the country first needs to encourage production rather than discourage it.

Trickle-Down Taxation
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One of the strange and unintended consequences of targeting the rich with more taxes will be a greater gap between the rich and the poor as employees will shoulder their fair share no matter what.

The Lord Mayor Would Have Spoiled “A Christmas Carol”
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Studies suggest that both a gambling addiction and success in politics correlate with psychopathic behavior. Had Dickens included a gambler personality in a Christmas Carol, it would have been a different story.

Radio: Duo-Deci Taxation
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David John Marotta was interviewed on radio 1070 WINA’s Schilling Show on December 11, 2012 discussing the Fiscal Cliff, rising taxation, and economic discrimination.

Deck the Halls with Macro Follies
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Will millions of middle income consumers spending $2,200 each have a greater stimulus than thousands of small business entrepreneurs saving and investing $100,000 each in new ventures? You decide after watching this holiday video from EconStories.

The Ninth Amendment: The Value of Our Unenumerated Rights
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Few of us ever think about how the Ninth Amendment preserves all of our rights not cited in the Constitution. What are some examples of these unenumerated rights?

The Most Productive Will Owe An Average of $119,878 More In Taxes
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Obama would have you believe that $2,200 is a fiscal cliff, but $119,878 is just paying their fair share.

The Fiscal Cliff Is Almost Everything the Democrats Want
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It is a crisis fabricated 100% by politicians. And avoiding the fiscal cliff is being used hypocritically for additional political gain.

Tax on Dividend-Paying Stocks Rising to 74%
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With the enormous increase in the taxation of dividends, high net worth investors may be tempted to abandon dividend-paying stocks entirely. This is not necessary.

Radio Interview: How to Cope with Post-Election Depression Syndrome
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“I was talking to a doctor in town who said he was surprised how many patients he had seen with clinical depression over the election results. I believe the definition of clinical is the thought that ‘Things will never be good again.'”

Should We Write a Blank Check to Emergency Relief?
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Many people support public funding of disaster relief partly because they fear being described as unfeeling and selfish. Is there a moral obligation to support this public funding?

No, I’m Not Voting for Obama
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Here are thirty reasons Obama doesn’t deserve a second term.

The Election Should Be Settled by a Single Question: Who Caused the Financial Crisis?
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The presidential election should be settled by a single question: “Who caused the financial crisis of 2008?” President Obama’s entire campaign has centered on his claim that he inherited a mess caused by the failed policies of the past.

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