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BBC Business Daily – interview with Arthur Laffer

In other news, Art Laffer has become a parody of himself. Deliberately misrepresenting the flat tax. Making it sound like 12% is a tax cut for most Americans, when in fact the effective tax rate for everyone making under $100k … Continue reading

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In AD 312 a pretender to the imperial title by the name of Constantine marched from Gaul … towards Rome…. [V]ictorious … the dominion of the Roman[s] was set upon a radically new path … an imperium christianum…. [O]n the … Continue reading

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Come on, guys, a Death Star isn’t THAT expensive!

Some economics students from Lehigh University made the news a few weeks ago with their estimate that the raw materials (a quadrillion tons of steel) in the Death Star would cost £541,261,000,000,000,000 at today’s prices — a billion, billion dollars. Of course … Continue reading

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So is it going to happen again? Another crippling financial maelstrom, I mean. I guess we haven’t yet reached the period of complacency that was said would follow the “subprime crisis” or the “financial mess” or whatever you want to … Continue reading

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