Politicians and their enablers have an incentive to make taxes complicated, because the more convoluted the tax law becomes, the easier it is to hide who is paying and who is receiving.
If you missed Antony Davies’ Reddit AMA last week, fear not! We’ve taken the liberty of compiling some of the highlights for your viewing pleasure.
In association with Learn Liberty, Professor Antony Davies will be visiting Reddit for an AMA today, Monday, November 28th at 7:00pm EST. He’ll be taking your questions on economics, public policy, his experiences as a tech entrepreneur, and much more! Dr. Davies is an Associate Professor of Economics at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is […]
Public Choice Theory provides a window into the incentives of government, providing insight into how and why bad and unpopular policies stay in place.
Homo economicus got its start way back when two humans decided to trade. The rest was history.
Has the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, worked? It’s a difficult question to answer given that there is so much politicking around the issue. In the new Learn Liberty video below, Duquesne University Professor Antony Davies cuts through the politics to give an honest assessment of the law’s performance. “Politicians promised that the […]
What a difference just five years will make. The U.S. national debt reached $19 trillion. How can we grasp such an unfathomable number? Here at Learn Liberty, we’ve been trying to answer that question for years. In fact, our very first video attempted to contextualize the size of the then $14 trillion debt. With help […]
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have never met a tax they didn’t like. They argue that it will balance the budget and act as though it was a silver bullet to the U.S. government’s fiscal woes. But will taxing the rich really fix the budget deficit? Professor Antony Davies tackles that question in this Learn […]
Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) has a few breakout sessions at ISFLC 2016 you wont want to miss. Be sure to register for ISFLC before the new year when prices jump! Looking for another reason to attend the 9th International Students For Liberty Conference? I’ve got three: David Friedman, Bryan Caplan, and Antony Davies. The […]
This opinion piece by professor Antony Davies appeared in the Washington Post on October 16th. Below is an excerpt. Metro takes its bizarre victim-blaming a step further, saying that in order to right these “safety wrongs” and bring ridership numbers back to those seen in the golden days, it will be forced to increase fares. […]
The New York Times came out with an article last weekend claiming how much good raising taxes on the country’s wealthiest could do: [W]hat could a tax-the-rich plan actually achieve? As it turns out, quite a lot… the government could raise large amounts of revenue exclusively from this small group, while still allowing them to […]
Without economic freedom, we cannot exercise our other freedoms. The freedom to speak is meaningless if the government prevents us from traveling from our homes or paying for a phone call. The freedom to write is meaningless if the government prevents us from selling newspapers. The freedom to worship is meaningless if the government forces […]