Question: When you enter a moral universe where your scruples are blunted enough to pursue some dubious end by any number of questionable means, what prevents you, as a Keynesian economist or politician, from seeing people killed to boost your economy? Answer: Not much. As a sidenote, if you head over to Paul Krugman’s blog,…Details
Mike Bost, Representative from Illinois, after being handed a 200-page bill with only 15 minutes to read:
Coming in 2013 is a fiscal cliff. Four tax code provisions set to expire will hike the average American’s taxes up significantly, unless something is done about it. These levels of taxes would destroy the economy, but that argument is not necessary. The truth is that high taxation is immoral: WE ALL know the moral…Details
Most of us are familiar with C. S. Lewis’s theological and philosophical writings, but you’ve made a point of drawing us to a neglected aspect of his thought, a deep-seated antipathy to “statism.” First of all, what is statism? Theroux: Statism is the view that all social and economic power in society should be…Details
This guy needs some pep. But what can you expct of an accountant, I suppose…
The truth is(!) the budget CAN’T be balanced!
As Robert Higgs notes here, governments are not subject to the same moral code as individuals. Facts of the case: My wife and I live in an area with one neighbor nearby. One day, I knock on my neighbor’s door and demand that he give me $10,000. He wants to know what the devil I…Details