Tax Burden Too High? Lower Income Taxes.

During North Dakota’s recent legislative session, several tax reforms were proposed and debated. Some passed...

Income Taxes Cannot Substitute Economic Diversification

North Dakota is no stranger to tax revolts. In recent years, the state has weathered ill-conceived property tax relief programs and a citizen ballot initiative to ban property taxes. As talk of...

The Threat of Tariffs

The national economy is robust and strong – with reports of four percent growth last quarter and low unemployment – but a global trade war could bring a halt to this economic prosperity.

The Future of Social Security: Shifting Away from Pay-As-You-Go

This is the final installment in a series of articles addressing the future of Social Security.

In my previous articles, I laid out the arguments and counterarguments for raising taxes and/or reducing benefits to fix Social Security. However, none of those proposals addressed the challenges associated with how the program is funded.

The Future of Social Security: Reducing Benefits

This is the third installment in a series of articles addressing the future of Social Security.

In previous posts, I outlined the problems facing Social Security and examined the pros and cons of raising payroll taxes. Now, I will discuss the implications of another commonly proposed solution: reducing benefits.

The Future of Social Security: Raising Taxes

This is the second installment in a series of article addressing the future of Social Security.

In my previous post, I outlined the problems our Social Security system is facing. In this article, I will examine the benefits and challenges of one proposed solution: raising taxes. 

The Future of Social Security: Understanding the Problem

This is the first installment in a series of articles addressing the future of Social Security. My goal is to inform readers about the various challenges and proposed solutions surrounding this debate.

How Paternalistic is North Dakota?

When we think of the state of North Dakota, we seldom imagine it as a modern-day Orwellian nanny-state, dripping with paternalistic policies created “in our best interest”. But just how paternalistic is our state...

Do You Pay Corporate Taxes? Probably.

Corporate taxes are a hot policy issue right now. The Trump administration has made tax reform one of its key initiatives and revived the debate (if it ever really went away) over what exactly... 

Property Rights: Gifts and Inheritance

This is part four of a four-part series on private property rights.

“If history could teach us anything, it is that private property is inextricably linked with civilization,” said Ludwig von Mises.

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