A National Sales Tax Is a Terrible Idea

A small minority of House Republicans can force a vote on creating a national sales tax. It will give Democrats a needless political cudgel in exchange for a flawed bill with no hope of passage. The Fair Tax Act has been introduced by a small handful of Republicans in every Congress since 1999. The bill … Read more

America’s Housing Gap Is Too Huge to Measure

How many homes must the United States’ expensive coastal cities build to become affordable for middle-class and working-poor families again? Over the past few weeks, I asked a number of housing experts that question. I expected a straightforward response: If you build X units, you reduce rents by Y percent—which means that Washington, D.C., needs … Read more