Tax Avoidance is Moral

Why is there such a moral indignation—and why should we defend tax avoiders instead? To answer these questions, we must first ask: Why do these lamenters think paying the maximum amount of taxes is a moral duty?

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Taxing Your Life Away

“What the tax code is doing is trying to choose our values for us,” complains Yaron Brook from the Ayn Rand Institute.

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Foreign Law is Not Law

One of the ironies of our time is that economists have been discovering the importance of law, as such -- as distinguished from the specific merits of particular laws -- while judges seem increasingly to be losing sight of the rule of law. "I can hardly imagine any...

Supreme Quotas?

My reaction to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's retirement was almost as positive as my reaction in 1981 was negative when the Reagan administration announced that they were going to appoint a woman to the Supreme Court. It wouldn't matter if all nine Justices of the...

Another Nail in the Coffin for Property Rights

The U.S. Supreme Court last week ruled that it's perfectly legitimate for a local government to seize private property, pay a below-market price and hand it over to another private citizen or company that claims it can do more with the property -- i.e., better develop...

“Mainstream” Judges

Recent shocking Supreme Court decisions may at least wake up those people who have been saying glibly that the Senate has been spending too much time fighting over judicial nominees, instead of getting back to the "real" issues. What is more real than the Supreme...

The Faith-Based Attack on Rational Government

As "people of faith" step up their crusade to inject religion into judicial decision-making, people of reason must understand why America should be a wholly secular state. They call themselves "people of faith," and they are waging war against a basic principle of...

Government Confiscates Property

Last week's U.S. Supreme Court 5-4 ruling in Kelo v. New London helps explain the socialist attack on President Bush's nominees to the federal bench. First, let's look at the case. The city government of New London, Conn., has run upon hard times, with residents...

Taxation & The Confiscation of Wealth

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