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Are Taxes Bloodsucking Parasites?

By Sean Callahan has many missions: We’re out to show that your taxes aren’t wasted, that government is widely effective, and that elected officials aren’t universally corrupt. We also like to remind people that part of the Constitution’s charter is to “promote the general welfare.” It’s right there in the preamble. Obviously, I’m a believer in the power of

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Government’s Indispensable Role in the Mobile Phone Industry’s Explosive Growth

This post was contributed by Michael Breen, an energy industry executive. You like your mobile phone, don’t you? In fact, many of you are probably reading this post on your smart phone. The amazing device you hold in your hand is equal parts phone, record player, newspaper, television, wallet, email tool and more, all wrapped up into a single astonishing

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Here Comes the Sun, Courtesy of the Federal Government

This guest post was contributed by Michael Breen, an energy industry executive. When it comes to the federal government, leadership comes in many forms. Government leaders can demonstrate that something is important to the country by passing laws. By giving a program an expanded budget. And, sometimes, simply by stating inspiring goals. The SunShot Initiative has been a leader in

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The Tennessee Valley Authority Brings Electricity and Prosperity to the South

This guest post was contributed by Phil Kadner, an award-winning Chicago journalist. It was socialism, no doubt about it. The U.S. government created its own power company, purchased private utility companies, built dams, and brought electricity for the first time to rural areas. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) was created in 1933 as part of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal.

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