Government-Provided Economic Security Is an Illusion
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The various congressional bailouts have been touted as essential to the nation’s economic security. So long as the notion of economic security remains vague and abstract, it has wide support. But anyone who examines the details should realize this so-called security threatens our freedom and stability.

The Assault on Free Markets
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Free markets are under assault in America. We have seen much hyperbole and slander in these past two years of political polarization. But the idea of capitalism and free markets has received more negative campaigning and vicious attack than both candidates combined.

Part 2: Privatization Could Fix Social Security
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Privatization eliminates benefits for those who can do better with 5% of their payroll taxes than the government does with the entire 12.4%.

Part 1: Social Security Is Still Broken
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All this toil to maintain an average benefit of about $12,000 a year!

Radio: The Impending Social Security Disaster
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David Marotta discusses how Social Security could offer more benefit for less cost.

Our Financial Crisis: The Result of Centralized Planning
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Regulation and centralized planning have caused financial instability and failing institutions. If this is the root cause, then many of the proposed solutions will only make matters worse.

Radio: The Most Important Economic Political Issues
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David Marotta discusses how politics affect us.

Inflation Part 3: Protecting Yourself Against Inflation
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You can hedge your assets against underreported inflation and protect your retirement goals.

Inflation Part 2: The Results of Underreporting Inflation
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Inflation at this rate causes serious harm to our nation’s economy and its citizens.

Inflation Part 1: How the Government Lies About Inflation
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Officially, inflation today is calculated about 4%. Unofficially, it is over 7%.

Tax Rebates Are a Losing Proposition Part 1
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Tax rebate stimulus checks are a cheap and inefficient gimmick.

Subprime Lending
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The subprime mortgage meltdown has cost the world 15% of its market capitalization, about $9 trillion. The primary culprit who caused all of this financial loss, pain and suffering is not the mortgage companies.

Tax Freedom Day 2008
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If the federal tax cuts expire, we will have to work an extra week for the government.

Eliminate the Capital Gains Tax
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The correct rate for the capital gains tax is zero, zip, nada. Perhaps it is even negative!

Tax Freedom Day Arrives on April 30, 2007
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Without taxes, you could leave work at 2:25pm.

The Celtic Tiger: The Greening Of Ireland
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Investing isn’t about finding a four-leaf clover or the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Australia: Investing Down Under
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Australia’s five-year annualized return was 24.10% compared to 14.98% for the MSCI EAFE and 6.19% for the S&P 500.

Minimum Wage Helps The Rich
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Even though 77% of Americans disagree with 62% of economists, let me assure you the economists are right.

Minimum Wage Hurts The Poor
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An increase in the minimum wage often means a decrease in the pre-tax benefits that employees value more.

Virginia Is For Business Lovers
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More businesses migrate across state borders than national borders.

The United States – Land Of The Free
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“A wise and frugal government shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.” – Jefferson

Tax Freedom Day Arrives on April 26th, 2006
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Due to our progressive tax system, your taxes increase even if your buying power does not.

The French Kiss Of Death
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French labor laws have made doing business in France with French employees very unattractive.

The Guillotine Of French Economic Freedom
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Although the French gave us the word ‘entrepreneur,’ it’s a wonder the term isn’t obsolete in French.

Government Controls Endanger Homeland Security
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While it’s hard to muster pity for diminished drug company profits, negligible earnings jeopardized production and supply.

Germany: Worst Economic Weakness May Be Over
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Reunification of the country has put a drag on economic growth.

Salzburg: Seasoned With White Gold
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The value of salt in ancient time was enormous.

Austria And The Road Back From Serfdom
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Hayek wrote, “More harm and misery have been caused by men determined to use coercion to stamp out a moral evil than by men intent on doing evil.”

Italian Mafia Coming to America Soon
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Italy reminds us that governmental solutions can be worse than private sector problems.

Italian Communists And Beautiful Girls
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Hard work can’t always overcome Italian bureaucracy.

Taxes are NOT Funny
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“April is the month,” one wit noted, “when the green returns to the lawn, the trees and the Internal Revenue Service.”

Tax Freedom Day Arrives on April 17th, 2005
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Two hours and twenty minutes of every eight hour day go to pay taxes. Three minutes go toward personal savings.

You Too Can Become A Billionaire (2005)
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On your way to becoming a billionaire, the million markers become commonplace.

Why We Need to Fix the Social Security Program Now
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The argument that workers might make mistakes is strange in light of the gross errors made by the government itself.

The Alternatives to Privatizing Social Security Are Worse – Part 2
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It is a tragic irony that the goals of collectivism are best achieved by respecting individual liberties.

The Alternatives To Privatizing Social Security Are Worse – Part 1
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The incentives that produce wealth also produce inequity. Valuing equality above all else destroys the real wealth they are trying to redistribute.

Social Security Is Hopelessly Broken
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The wealth gap between blacks and whites widens each generation as a direct result of Social Security.

Why We Need to Fix the Social Security Program Now
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We are living too long and we don’t have as many children as we used to.

Letter to the Wall Street Journal 12/3/2004
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Our children and grandchildren deserve better!

Will Iraq Be Another Vietnam for the US?
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The media is making the job more dangerous.

The Benefits Of Canadian Drugs Are A Pack Of Lies
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If Canada paid their fair share for pharmaceuticals prices would fall.

Wisdom To Be Learned From The Vice Presidential Nominees
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We guarantee you will agree it makes sense to entrust leadership to this last nominee.

Bush Policy Taxes Wealth by Devaluing the Dollar
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The point to remember is that what the government gives it must first take away. This is true even when running a federal deficit.

The Growing Federal Deficit is Bush’s Fault
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In the corporate world, mismanagement can only be covered up so long. In time, those responsible are held accountable. Companies fold. Executives are taken away in handcuffs. Only in the federal government can poorly manage bad ideas and still plead they are underfunded.

Taxes Matter 5 – The Economics And Mindset Of The Rich
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Encourage the rich to be rich or else suffer the consequences of striving toward making us all equally destitute.

Taxes Matter 4 – Private Charity vs. Government Entitlement Programs
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Voting for government entitlement programs is like being generous with your neighbor’s credit card.

Op Ed: High Oil Prices are Good
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Let the free market work its magic. Markets are brilliant in their ability to determine the optimal value and use of limited resources.

Taxes Matter 3 – Taxes Reduce The Opportunities For Economy Efficiencies
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If a Democrat proposed a flat tax, they would take away the Republican’s major platform and be easily elected.

Taxes Matter 2 – The Democratic Party Has Changed
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We would be wiser and stronger to take the advice of Thomas Jefferson, the second Governor of Virginia who said, “A wise and frugal Government, shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.”

Taxes Matter 1 – The Laffer Curve
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Many people wish to prevent the rich from earning more money, even if that results in smaller tax revenues and a less productive economy.

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