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    PATTERSON: A Tale Of Two Tax Reforms

PATTERSON: A Tale Of Two Tax Reforms

Editor’s Note: A guest post by Jim Patterson, Vice President of Government Relations and Director, Taxation and Finance at the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry It was the best of

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    SCOTT: Who’s Afraid Of The Bayou Bridge?

SCOTT: Who’s Afraid Of The Bayou Bridge?

Editor’s Note: A guest post from Dr. Loren Scott, Economist and Professor Emeritus of Economics at LSU Spill data I have examined suggest there is little environmental risk from the

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    VIDEO: If You Haven’t Seen Mike Rowe On Tucker Carlson Talking About College, You Need To

VIDEO: If You Haven’t Seen Mike Rowe On Tucker Carlson Talking About College, You Need To

Rowe isn’t just the Dirty Jobs guy; he has a foundation which gives scholarships to people to attend trade schools and he’s an advocate for getting people into skilled trades

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    BLANCO: Marxism on the Menu: Why This Communist Restaurant Failed

BLANCO: Marxism on the Menu: Why This Communist Restaurant Failed

I frequently teach economics principles courses, offering many college students their first exposure to the subject. While we cover all the basics—supply and demand, elasticity (consumer and producer sensitivity to

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    TUCKER: Why Obama Failed

TUCKER: Why Obama Failed

No presidency in my lifetime was greeted with such enthusiasm and unhinged hope as that of Barack Obama. At the start of his first term, a cult-like following had already

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    VIDEO: Bodi White’s Closing Ads On Sharon Weston Broome Are Powerful

VIDEO: Bodi White’s Closing Ads On Sharon Weston Broome Are Powerful

They’ve gone old-school in the Bodi White campaign, with a pair of ads reminiscent of 1970’s political TV spots hitting Broome on her record. Short, sweet, to the point. Here’s

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PRAGER U: Why Do American Companies Move Overseas?

  PRAGER U: Why Do American Companies Move Overseas?

Here’s a very good explanation of the process of “corporate inversions” that you hear Democrats complain so much about, and

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FIREWALL: Debating Hillary, Part 1 – The Economy

  FIREWALL: Debating Hillary, Part 1 – The Economy

If you watched last week’s presidential debate and saw Donald Trump’s performance in it, and shook your head just knowing

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PRAGER U: Is America’s Income Tax System Fair?

  PRAGER U: Is America’s Income Tax System Fair?

Short answer: absolutely not, but renowned author and economic historian Amity Shlaes, who wrote two books (Coolidge and The Forgotten

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PRAGER U: What’s Killing the American Dream?

  PRAGER U: What’s Killing the American Dream?

The American Dream is real, but it may not be for much longer. What exactly is the American Dream? And

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PRAGER U: Steve Forbes Gives A Lesson On Government’s Role In The Economy

  PRAGER U: Steve Forbes Gives A Lesson On Government’s Role In The Economy

Here’s a great economic lesson from Forbes Magazine publisher and 2000 Republican presidential candidate Steve Forbes, on the free market

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PRAGER U: Who’s More Compassionate, Liberals Or Conservatives?

  PRAGER U: Who’s More Compassionate, Liberals Or Conservatives?

You already know the answer to this question, but here’s an excellent retelling of it by Bill Voegeli, the editor

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APPEL: The Legislature Is Going To Have To Lead On Fiscal Policy Now

  APPEL: The Legislature Is Going To Have To Lead On Fiscal Policy Now

The Sunday morning editorials bristle with attacks on the Legislature for “kicking the can” and for failing to follow the

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APPEL: Bad Tax Policy Raises Little Revenue And Cripples Entrepreneurship In Louisiana

  APPEL: Bad Tax Policy Raises Little Revenue And Cripples Entrepreneurship In Louisiana

Louisiana desperately needs to diversify its business base in order to create good jobs; for too long we have depended

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VIDEO: Tomorrow The UK Votes On The Brexit Referendum, And Here’s What’s At Stake

  VIDEO: Tomorrow The UK Votes On The Brexit Referendum, And Here’s What’s At Stake

We in America haven’t paid a lot of attention to the Brexit debate which will be settled, for good or

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PRAGER U: Black Fathers Matter

  PRAGER U: Black Fathers Matter

Which poses a bigger threat to black communities: Racism? Or the absence of fathers? Drawing on a sea of official

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Trump Is Either Dead On With Respect To China, Or Laughably Wrong…

  Trump Is Either Dead On With Respect To China, Or Laughably Wrong…

…but either way his promised trade war with the Chinese is probably a badly counterproductive idea. Most of our readers

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VIDEO: Ted Cruz Does CNBC’s Squawk Box, And It’s Amazing

  VIDEO: Ted Cruz Does CNBC’s Squawk Box, And It’s Amazing

This is from yesterday morning. Cruz does 46 minutes with the Squawk Box crowd, all of it on taxes, the

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WAGUESPACK: The Details Do Matter

  WAGUESPACK: The Details Do Matter

The devil is always in the details. The state government deficit is big and the Legislature is in a special

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