A Dan Mitchell collection. Hot off the press – just say no to the addictive drug of Keynesian spending. On rentseekers backing a carbon tax. On smaller government as the ultimate anti-corruption policy. On border-adjustable taxation.
Left-leaning advocates like “destination-based” tax systems such as the DBCFT because such systems undermine tax competition and give politicians more ability to increase tax rates.
The “border adjustability” in the plan is contrary to the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and there’s a significant risk that politicians might try to “fix” the plan by turning it into a value-added tax.
In theory, the import tax in the DBCFT is not necessarily protectionist, but the machinations of to justify that assertion, combined with the conflict it creates in the business community, undermine the consensus for reform.
The weather. Briefing notes for debates with warming alarmists. See how you go on the New York Times test of your position on climate and power-related issues facing the Donald. Alan Moran’s energy report. Elron Musk, a superstar of moochers.
World trade – visual. Striking map of world shipping.
Aint Science wonderful! Flipping the poles.