Utahns should demand no taxation without innovation

What the United Airlines debacle can teach us about healthcare

Free markets allow society to achieve beneficial and just outcomes, without government intervention and the unintended consequences that come with it.

Crucial questions for making sound tax policy

“Lower the rate; broaden the base.” This concept has been a rallying cry for conservatives who seek to simplify the tax code.

Congress can end the madness around health care

Testimony in support of HB 294 2nd Substitute (Utah Intergenerational Poverty Work and Self-Sufficiency Tax Credit)

Federal funding: far from free

Fundamental reform must precede increases in generally applicable taxes

ome Utah policymakers are proposing legislation this year that would increase generally applicable taxes on income and gasoline. Not surprisingly, these proposals have drawn the attention of the media and Utah pollsters, who have found that Utahns oppose raising income taxes for education. Utahns’ hesitancy regarding tax increases is well founded. Government has a history […]

‘Cromnibus’ and the emergent courtier society

oliday feasts always remind me of that old Twilight Zone episode where aliens with sparkly robes, big eyes and knowing smiles show up with a book called “To Serve Man.” Everyone naturally assumes the book is a primer for saving us silly humans from our own ignorance and evil natures. This is during the Cold War, […]

Is Healthy Utah a good idea? More information changes people’s minds – Sutherland Soapbox, 9/16/14

his post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Sutherland Institute commissioned a poll by Magellan Strategies that was released yesterday about Utah voters’ support for Medicaid expansion in its various forms, including Governor Gary Herbert’s preferred “Healthy Utah” form of expansion. The question we aimed to […]