Category Archives: Personal Finance

The Modern, Expanded Welfare State’s Math Woes, Part I

Americans and Western European taxpayers beware. You’re behind on your bills. If your government continues its reckless spending, you and your children and your children’s children will be on the hook. They will have to pay more in taxes and get less from your cradle to grave welfare state. The welfare state’s free and easy…

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“No Need to Think—We’ll Spend Your Money for You!”

Many people want to hijack more and more of your money, especially when they’re sure that you haven’t a clue! Often it is the government, with its endless spending, futile welfare programs, poorly run transit services and ill-moral, often useless, wars that we pay for in countless ways for generations and generations. And, even in…

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Taxing Away Our Jobs: Policies that are killing growth and self-improvement

The point of taxation should be to raise enough money for the basic functions of government, but not a cent more. That’s because the economy is the golden goose that lays eggs for all of us. We should not want to overwork the golden goose. Otherwise the goose might get sick and not be able…

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Courting Disaster: Americans forget financial errors so they might repeat them in the near future

Millions of Americans, who apparently have dim memories of 2008, again may be flirting with financial disaster. That’s what I recently learned in looking at second quarter credit card numbers. They show billions of dollars in new card debt—$28 billion in new card debt— added in the three months that ended June 30th. This contrasts…

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Don’t Pay Through the Nose!

You’re coughing up a lot in taxes and other expenses every week and month but maybe you think you should pay more? That’s a rhetorical question. I’m sure almost everyone visiting this blog—-a blog devoted to personal finance and individual liberty, especially the protection of your hard-earned property—agrees that it makes sense to get the…

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The New York Circus Continues: In part II, our pols clown around some more and dance around the debate issue

Priceless! That’s what New York’s political clown class—-the stars of the New York circus—are. Most are part of a ruling class. They are career pols in America who, as soon as they leave college or law school, get on the public payroll and expect never to leave it (Examples: former Congressman, Anthony Weiner, Senator Charles…

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