Social Security Trust Fund: Why no truth?
This column is cross-posted from Voice for Liberty in Wichita. Regardless of one’s attitude towards the Social Security system, the refusal by liberals to admit the fraud of the system’s trust fund remains an obstacle to honest discussion of the system’s future. Here’s an example from a prominent defender of the myth of the Social Security Trust Fund, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. In an | Read More »
Public opinion on debt ceiling and government spending
This column is cross-posted from Voice for Liberty in Wichita. While the economic future of the United States seems grim, the encouraging news is that large swaths of Americans are starting to understand the reality of the situation and what must be done to place our economic house in order. This is my conclusion after viewing a new video by Bankrupting America. The two-minute video | Read More »
Video: Economic freedom leads to better lives for all
This column is cross-posted from Voice for Liberty in Wichita. Economic freedom, in countries where it is allowed to thrive, leads to better lives for people as measured in a variety of ways. This is true for everyone, especially for poor people. This is the message presented in a short video based on the work of the Economic Freedom of the World report, which is | Read More »
Economist: Kansas must improve its competitive position
This column is cross-posted from Voice for Liberty in Wichita. Last week the American Legislative Exchange Council released the fourth edition of Rich States, Poor States: The ALEC-Laffer Economic Competitiveness Index. This is an important study by authors Arthur B. Laffer, Stephen Moore, and Jonathan Williams that identifies states that use “best practices to enable states to drive economic growth, create jobs, and improve the | Read More »