Monthly Archives: February 2012

  • Only consumers should decide who succeeds in business

    The following article appeared in the Daily Caller on February 28, 2012. Should a government bureaucrat have the power to arbitrarily decide who’s allowed to start a business and who isn’t? Most readers of this website — and most Americans — have a ready answer to that question: No. But in many cities and states, government […]

  • Due process denied: Illinois’ new scheme to take your tax refund

    Residents of Illinois are dying a death by a thousand cuts. Municipalities are finding ever more creative ways to raise revenue: fees, fines and taxes. The trouble for some localities such as the City of Chicago is collection. Now, however, they’ve found something new: the City is going to make sure you pay up by […]