Some links that have caught my eye:
- Derek Brett of Conscience and Peace Tax International explains how their campaign grew out of the international movement to recognize conscientious objection to military conscription, and how he sees the movement’s goals.
- Bruce Bartlett looks at the experimental evidence for the “starve the beast” theory, and thinks it disproven. In recent decades, revenue and tax cuts have coincided with the growth of government. Since tax reductions make government seem cheaper, people demand more of it, at least so goes the counter-theory. But I can’t help thinking that the experiment isn’t over yet, and as more of the federal budget goes to paying pensions and interest, the government may yet have to shrink.
- The IRS Oversight Board’s annual report is out. Not much new there, though.