Chris Edwards ARTICLES
Junk Food Stamps
The food stamp program is one of the government’s biggest hypocrisies.
Air Traffic Control: Ripe For Reform
The Canadians are right — it’s time to privatize our air traffic control system.
Government Debt: Jefferson And Gallatin Were Right
If Hamilton is going to be replaced, we should swap him out for Albert Gallatin.
Martin Oâ��Malleyâ��s Terrible Fiscal Record
He increased taxes so much that even this heavily Democratic state revolted at the ballot box.
Tax Day: Not Painful Enough
Fiscal illusions embolden politicians to spend money on activities that make no economic sense.
Obama's Tax Plan Is Not Simple
The president promised us “middle-class economics,” but his tax plan is more like H&R Block economics.
Thankfully, Obama's Dumb Capital Gains Plan Is Going Nowhere
Cutting tax rates, not raising them, is the real way to make economic policy work.
Why Ending FEMA Will Improve Disaster Response
National-level aid is more wasteful and less effective than at the local level.
How The Modern Politician Advertises His Pork-Bearing Skills
Believe what they do, not what they say.
10 ways the Income Tax harms civil liberties
Chief Justice John Marshall famously observed in 1819 that 'the power to tax involves the power to destroy.'
Paul Ryan's poverty plan charts a moderate path, not a conservative one
Fundamental critiques of welfare programs are left out, while implying tweaking could work.
Cutting the $4 trillion budget
Spending in all categories has surpassed inflation by more than double.
The real lesson of Bridgegate: Privatize the Port Authority
If Christie's cronies asked a CEO to cause traffic mischief, they'd get told off.
15 reasons why the government is so wasteful
Government waste is a systemic problem, since it has no incentive to fix problems.
The budget deal is a huge Republican cave-in
Paul Ryan gives in to restoring $45 billion of what the sequester cut
10 budget-cutting suggestions for Paul Ryan and Patty Murray
The challenge will be setting aside the usual special-interest pleading and finding long-term consensus.
Tea Party Republicans resist D.C. hazing
Their real crime is not going along with the spending club.
The Income Tax: A century is enough
We've moved toward a consumption base in recent years, but more must be done.
End federal aid photo-ops, by ending federal aid
$560 billion a year is spent on aid to state and local governments
Why economic growth depends on reforming Social Security
Every dollar in payroll taxes causes fifty cents of deadweight loss.
10 reasons the farm bill makes no sense
Farm subsidies damage the economy, hurt the environment, and are grossly unfair.