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Progressive Econ 101: Tax Theories

To say we are in an economic funk is being charitable.  Unfortunately, the debate is breaking more along party lines than is really good for the country.  Let’s take a quick look at some of the ideas about taxes (and therefore government!) that are out there. The Classic Idea – Taxes are a Deadweight Loss…

The Gang That Couldn’t Appoint Straight

By Michael D. Fox/The Moving Target Contributing Writer During the presidential election campaign, even Barack Obama’s most severe detractors conceded that he was smart, politically savvy, and had put together a team of brilliant advisors and managers.  Everyone expected that President Obama would carry the cool professionalism and political acumen of his campaign into his…

Please Raise my Taxes

I’m going through the thoughtful packet of school information for my son who’s entering his junior year of high school in Irvine (my daughter’s fourth grade packet will arrive the first week of school).  Filling out conrtact forms, signing permission slips, and checking off the fees and charges for things he’ll need this year.  It’s…

A Challenge to Chuck DeVore

Got this email from AD-70 candidate Michael Glover; Two things to mention. Mike needs to learn how to correctly spell “Reagan”as in Ronald Reagan. Chuck DeVore still uses AOL for email?  I thought that was only for luddites?  Upgrade to a real ISP Chuck. Those things aside, I’d like to see the debate Glover is…