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Taxes are complex because politicians and special interests like it that way.How Complicated Taxes Pick Your Pocket
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The free market would provide even more education than it does now but for the "unfair competition" from government.Picking Piketty Apart
The theory and data behind Capital in the Twenty-First Century are steadily being picked apart.Minnesota Mythbusting
Jumping in front of a parade doesn't mean you're leading it.A Loophole for the Wealthy?
It would seem that capital gains are simply a way for the wealthiest individuals to enrich themselves. But when we look deeper, we see that such investment is an economy's lifeblood.3 Myths about “Tax Reform”
Liberals and conservatives alike fall for the three biggest taxation myths.