“If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” In those three pithy phrases, Ronald Reagan summarized the essence of government.
The Marketplace Fairness Act, which the U.S. Senate appears poised to approve, is not about fairness or even really about revenue. It’s about government control over another facet of our[...]
[First published at Reason.] As many states struggle to solve the debt problems they created, in large part by their own fiscal irresponsibility and short-sightedness, they are looking ever more[...]