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We are nigh all familiar with the maxim: “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” I also like it in its original form - in the original French: “The saying is thought to have originated with Saint Bernard of Clairvaux who wrote (c. 115...

Recognizing the weaknesses of both the incentives-don’t-matter and the-successful-didn’t-earn-their-success arguments, proponents of redistribution, chiefly Larry Summers, have put forward a third argument for redistribution. They claim slow grow...

Republicans, and their presidential candidate, want to lower the income tax rate on U.S. corporations to 14%-15% from the current rate (about 35%). They claim the rate is too high and gives foreign companies an advantage. The truth is that almost no...

(This cartoon image is by Drew Sheneman in the New Jersey Star-Ledger.)Throughout the general presidential campaign, Donald Trump has repeated many times that he will create massive amounts of new jobs. But will he be able to do that? Will his policy...

Harry Reid lost a fight with a treadmill or stair master but when it comes to the strength of his jewels, he has quite the pair. Reid happily admitted he was flat out lying about the attacks he levied against Mitt Romney when he claimed Romney had li...

This is In Real Terms, a weekly column analyzing the latest economic news. Comments? Criticisms? Ideas for future columns? Email me, or drop a note in the comments. Let’s get this out of the way right off the top: Donald Trump says his new tax-cut...

Donald Trump has refused to release his tax returns to the public. Hillary Clinton has released at least 33 years worth of her tax returns, but Trump has not released even a single year's worth. He has tried to excuse this by saying he is being audit...