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Opinion: The perfect tax (other than zero) Part II

Opinion: The perfect tax (other than zero) Part II

Modest proposals Free-market proposals suggest eliminating personal and corporate income taxes, replacing them with value-added tax (VAT) or a tax on consumption. Progressivity could be maintained by giving all taxpayers a guaranteed, fixed-sum subsidy. In the U.S. context, a VAT rate of about 20 percent would be sufficient to replace revenue from federal income tax. Governments do not like…

Opinion: The perfect tax (other than zero) Part I

Opinion: The perfect tax (other than zero) Part I

Tax systems are under scrutiny in many Western countries. Taxpayers complain because tax pressure…

There’s No Such Thing As Settled Science

There’s No Such Thing As Settled Science

by Federico N. Fernández In the book Darwin’s legacy, philosopher John Dupré…

REQUIEM FOR SOCIALISM IN VENEZUELA

REQUIEM FOR SOCIALISM IN VENEZUELA

Latin America has throughout its history been required to endure attempts at imposing collectivist…

Slowing Down: On Existential Motivation and Work-Life Balance

Slowing Down: On Existential Motivation and Work-Life Balance

  In a world living life in the “fast lane”, many will find it hard to achieve a…

THE BATTLE OF IDEAS VS THE MARKET OF IDEAS

THE BATTLE OF IDEAS VS THE MARKET OF IDEAS

In the FMRS of Seville, Enrique Fonseca (co-creator of the libertarian Youtube Channel Visual…

Be Wary of Authorities… On Climate and Otherwise

Be Wary of Authorities… On Climate and Otherwise

by Federico N. Fernández The recent events in Houston with the Hurricane Harvey have…

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