Since it is the single-largest government program, not only in the United States but also the entire world, it’s remarkable that Social Security isn’t getting much attention from fiscal policy wonks.
Daniel J. Mitchell is a top expert on tax reform and supply-side tax policy and is Chairman of the Center for Freedom and Prosperity. Mitchell is a strong advocate of a flat tax and international tax competition.
July 19, 2017, 9:12 AM EDT
June 30, 2017, 11:45 AM EDT
Shoddy care is more common when health care providers get a salary from the government. Under such an arrangement, patients are a burden rather than a source of revenue.
June 19, 2017, 12:16 PM EDT
I want a leftist (or anybody) to identify a successful statist nation, but I’m not holding my breath for good answers.
June 8, 2017, 2:27 PM EDT
The passive approach may be changing in some European nations.
May 30, 2017, 3:24 PM EDT
Government-mandated paid parental leave is just as misguided as childcare subsidies.
May 24, 2017, 11:14 AM EDT
It’s both amusing and frustrating to observe the reaction to President Trump’s budget.
May 10, 2017, 10:02 AM EDT
Why did the Soviet Empire collapse, and why are Cuba and North Korea so poor?
May 1, 2017, 10:09 AM EDT
A lower tax burden would be good for the country.
April 25, 2017, 10:51 AM EDT
Shutdown fights can be worthwhile.
April 21, 2017, 11:50 AM EDT
The recipe for growth and prosperity isn’t very complicated.
April 10, 2017, 11:52 AM EDT
You would think previous Middle Eastern messes would have taught us a lesson.
April 7, 2017, 3:28 PM EDT
What the U.N. gets wrong and fails to get right on taxes.
March 29, 2017, 11:33 AM EDT
Good outcomes under Reagan weren't random.
March 8, 2017, 2:32 PM EST
Japan is the nation that may offer the most relevant warning signs.
February 28, 2017, 11:44 AM EST
The United States is going to become another Greece.
February 16, 2017, 10:32 AM EST
The U.S. score dropped dramatically during Obama’s tenure.
February 2, 2017, 12:20 PM EST
Crony capitalists seek wealth by imposing costs on their competitors.
January 24, 2017, 10:58 AM EST
Red tape is a huge burden on the American economy.
January 19, 2017, 11:36 AM EST
Something significant – and bad – is happening in the statist community.
January 17, 2017, 9:37 AM EST
If you're guessing, it's not California, New York or Illinois.