Fergus Hodgson

Posts by Fergus Hodgson (page 19)

  • More evidence for tax flight

    Last week I affirmed the existence of tax flight, the negative impact that tax burdens have on migration flows. A few collectivist policy institutes, both in North Carolina and at the national level, want to deny this relationship, but the evidence just keeps coming in. http://youtu.be/agbFIVqU94o
    Fergus Hodgson, August 15, 2011
  • Sexually Biased Insurance Mandates: Concealed Taxes Set to Backfire

    Claims that the new federal mandates will save money, improve women's health, and reduce unwanted pregnancies are naive or disingenuous. In my weekly column with The Future of Freedom Foundation, I note that insurers, not politicians, know best how to conduct preventive care to reduce costs while still pleasing customers. The mandated coverage will, in fact, raise costs and impose an economic outcome comparable to straight taxation and universal provision.
    Fergus Hodgson, August 11, 2011