Sven Larson

States Grow More Dependent on Federal Funds
~~ by Sven Larson`~~
More than five years ago I warned about how the states are growing dangerously dependent on money from the federal government:
These state–federal joint ventures create a number of problems. They make it difficult for voters to hold the President, Senators, Representatives, …
Inflation Would Be Bad News for Wyoming
~~ by Sven Larson~~
Now that Republicans and Democrats have agreed to reopen the federal government, the U.S. Treasury again is free to borrow money on overtime. Stubborn spenders in the White House and Congress evaded the deficit problem, agreed to punt for a few months and let ObamaCare go into eff…
Wyoming Welfare Pays $32,000 per Year
~~~Posted on August 23, 2013 by Sven Larson~~~
 (Sven Larson is an economist and columnist with the think tank, Wyoming Liberty Group and a frequent guest on KGAB's Morning Zone Program with Dave Chaffin. Here is Sven's latest column that he discussed on our program this morning in the…
Socialism Fails at Socialism
~~Sven Larson~~
While the world’s eyes are on Nelson Mandela and his health, no one seems to notice what the ANC has done to South Africa. As I have explained in numerous articles, the ANC government has been an economic disaster to the country, even putting the very future of the nat…
The Goodness Monopoly, Part 1 & 2
~~~By Sven Larson~~~
This is the first in a two part series.

The European Union is not just a giant, ailing and failing welfare-state project, but it is also a political machine aimed at expanding government power in other directions as well
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Banks Hurt By Troubled Welfare States
~~By Sven Larson~~
I am working on a third installment about the G20 governments’ solemn vow to not leave any business, any product or any market unregulated. While that one is progressing, it is time to yet again say:
Never bark at the big dog...
In Defense of Tax Avoidance
~~By Sven Larson~~
To begin with, for all you socialists and liberals reading this blog: there is a difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion. Tax evasion is when you do not pay taxes that you are legally mandated to pay. Tax evasion is a crime and should be duly punished (though it is worth p…
Printing Money Won’t Save South Africa
~~~~Sven Larson~~
~~05/10/2013~~
My recent articles about the depth of the European crisis paint a depressing picture of life in the Old World. I should perhaps apologize for this, but the problem is that I see no other future for Europe than the one I am painting
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Wyoming: America’s Big-Government State
~~by Sven Larson~~
On Monday (February 25) I reported that during the depth of the recession, Wyoming suffered from the weakest economic growth in the country. We are the only state that had two years back-to-back of shrinking state GDP during the 2009-11 period...

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