We're often told European countries are better off thanks to big-government policies. So why is the U.S. beating France in many important ways?
"These policies are motivated by good intentions. But that doesn't mean that the consequences of these policies will turn out well."
This progress has been widely shared, to the great benefit of the people at the bottom of the distribution.
"Government in general does a lot of things that aren't necessary," says Jared Polis.
The U.S. tax system is extremely progressive, even compared to European countries—whose governments rely on taxing the middle class.
The ideology champions the same tired policies that big government types predictably propose whenever they see something they don't like.
Delayed payments will increase, and companies will respond by raising interest rates—or denying low-income applicants outright.
"If there is freedom, private property, rule of law, then Latin Americans thrive," says the social media star.
"When we look at solar and wind around the world, it always correlates to rising prices and declining reliability."
Maybe taxpayers would make fewer mistakes if the federal tax code weren't so hopelessly complex.
In 10 years, the programs' funds will be insolvent. Over the next 30 years, they will run a $116 trillion shortfall.
The higher taxes on small businesses and entrepreneurs could slow growth. Less opportunity means more tribalism and division.
If you look closely, you'll find a lot of contradictions.
In 1950, there were more than 16 workers for every beneficiary. In 2035, that ratio will be only 2.3 workers per retiree.
But partisans are having the wrong debate.
"When it comes to problems happening in America, [the NBA is] the first organization saying, 'This is wrong,'" says the former professional basketball player. But then they're silent for victims of torture.
The Congressional Budget Office projects that future deficits will explode. But there's a way out.
The policy has some bipartisan support, despite the fact that it has mostly been a failure since its inception.
This fiscal irresponsibility throws gasoline on the country's already raging inflation fire.
Government should not penalize investment, thwart competition, discourage innovation and work, or obstruct production.
From student debt cancellation to green subsidies, the White House is giving handouts paid for by hardworking lower-wage Americans.
Plus: Mistrial motion granted for Backpage defendants, court halts vaccine mandate for New York workers, and more...
The plan would make a liar out of Biden on a level reminiscent of George H.W. Bush's betrayal of his "read my lips" tax pledge.
Plus: Vaccine mandates are popular, Texas versus free speech, and more...
The ideas put forward by Robin DiAngelo and Ibram X. Kendi are fundamentally "anti-black."
And the global upper-middle class doubled.
Study Shows That Extreme Poverty Statistics Have Been Overestimated, Especially Among Families With Children
The number of people deemed to be living in extreme poverty was significantly inflated
Go find out at "Your Life In Numbers" over at the Human Progress program at the Cato Institute
Only if you think merely tripling per capita GDP by 2100 is poverty
New study quantifies the damage to economic growth that the accumulation of regulations causes
Does unemployment teach people that the rewards of life are largely due to luck?
Good intentions, but a near total failure as an anti-poverty policy
Rich men average 12 years longer; rich women average 10 years more.
Success is seen as a disaster when you care more about income inequality than mobility.
Governor signs bill that makes it easier to file discrimination grievance.
That amounts to 1.6 percent of the economy in 2100
No, Disney trips aren't cheap. That doesn't mean the middle class is losing access.