Poor Get Richer, Rich Get Poorer


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Why class distinctions are practically meaningless.

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Morality and Taxes


At the CATO Institute’s website, Richard W. Rahn makes the excellent point that, while it is absolutely necessary to pay taxes in a civilized society, tax laws not only have to be functional but also moral. And, I’m sad to say, some of today’s laws are anything but:
The county tax collector who is responsible for [...]

Does the Family Research Council Realize the Damage They’ve Done to the Fight for Marriage?


Nearly a week has passed since Family Research Council spokesman Peter Sprigg told Chris Matthews that he would support criminalizing homosexual behavior.  Numerous outlets, including USA Today, the Huffington Post, Democratic Underground, the Daily Kos, Little Green Footballs, the ACLU, and the Cato Institute, not to mention countless liberal blogs and gay websites, have pounced [...]

A Victory for Free Speech


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The Cato Institute’s Ilya Shapiro explains why the Supreme Court’s ruling this week was a win for free expression and democracy.

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Will the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision destroy American democracy? You might think so given the responses of its critics. The Citizens United decision, far from signaling the fall of the republic, strengthens the First Amendment and freedom of speech.Let’s start with the facts of the case. Citizens United, a nonprofit political advocacy group, produced […]