Post Tagged with: "taxes"

152: Dana Berliner on When Can Government Take Your Property?

152: Dana Berliner on When Can Government Take Your Property?

If you’re not familiar with the 2005 Kelo case dealing with eminent domain, this is a conversation you need to hear. Dana Berliner of the Institute for Justice joins us to discuss what has happened to the property owner and the property itself in the 14 years since the decision. It’s not particularly good news, especially if you’re a believer in private property rights and limited government. There’s a lesson to be learned here.   Links mentioned: Tracking Eminent Domain Reform Legislation Since Kelo by Castlecoalition.org The Little Pink House movie
June 26, 2019
148: Jared Walczak Should Services be Taxed?

148: Jared Walczak Should Services be Taxed?

Taxes are a part of life but just how big a part of our lives is a question that is constantly being asked. When governmental entities need revenue, taxing the citizenry is often the preferred way to get that money. But should services be taxed in the same manner as other items on which we pay sales taxes? Connor gets some great insights from Jared Walczak from the Tax Foundation on how sales taxes have evolved over the years.   Links mentioned: Sales Tax Base Broadening: Right-Sizing a State Sales Tax by Nicole Kaeding Sales Tax on Services by State […]
June 11, 2019
133: Do We Need a Social Safety Net?

133: Do We Need a Social Safety Net?

A key part of the conversation regarding personal liberty and free markets always comes back to the proper role of government in our lives. One of the most common justifications for the expansion of government power is the perceived need for some type of social safety net. Is the term “social safety net” synonymous with the welfare state? What are some of the options that exist to care for the truly needy without increasing the size and costs of government?   Links mentioned: From Mutual Aid to Welfare State: How Fraternal Societies Fought Poverty and Taught Character by David Bieto […]
April 2, 2019
94: Kristin Tate on How Americans Are Taxed to Death

94: Kristin Tate on How Americans Are Taxed to Death

Most of us grumble about taxes but we seldom understand just how many different ways we are taxed in our daily lives. From the federal level right down to the local level there are more outstretched government hands than you’d think, all vying for their cut of your money. Kristen Tate spells out for us where these often hidden taxes lie and why it’s important to hold our leaders at every level accountable for what they’re doing with our money.  
July 3, 2018
88: Anthony Randazzo on Why We’re $22 Trillion In Debt and No One Cares

88: Anthony Randazzo on Why We’re $22 Trillion In Debt and No One Cares

One of the biggest problems of America’s $21 trillion national debt is that the numbers are so large that few of us can comprehend it. This means that the catastrophic potential of that debt is largely incomprehensible too. While we focus on things like the stock market and unemployment rates, the numbers—and associated interest we owe—keep growing and growing. Anthony Randazzo from Reason joins Connor to explain why the national debt should matter to us and what it portends for the future.  
June 12, 2018
61: Dave Staheli on What Business Owners Wish More of Us Understood

61: Dave Staheli on What Business Owners Wish More of Us Understood

Here’s a success story worth sharing. Dave Staheli knows what it takes to turn a great idea into a thriving business with international impact. In this episode, Dave shares his thoughts on the power of entrepreneurship and why some folks are born to create. He also offers some key insights regarding what business owners wish everyone understood about starting and running a business.  
January 26, 2018
39: Christina Sandefur on Do Property Rights Exist In the 21st Century?

39: Christina Sandefur on Do Property Rights Exist In the 21st Century?

The right to own, control and use one’s private property is the  cornerstone of liberty. But property rights in America have been steadily eroding for many generations. From zoning codes to property taxes to eminent domain, your private property rights are taking a regular beating. Christina Sandefur from the Goldwater Institute joins us to discuss what’s being done to restore and protect our property rights.
October 17, 2017