Economics

Secede and Decentralize: An Open Letter to Clinton Supporters

Would a decentralization movement actually result in more freedom and better government?

Wealthy Designers Refuse Service to Melania Trump

Does anyone think the designer will be sued and driven out of business for refusing to endorse Trump’s inauguration?  

It's Undeniable that Fidel Castro Made Cuba Poorer

Between 1949 and 1959, the per capita GDP in Cuba barely changed.

The Irony Everyone’s Missing in the Hamilton-Pence Controversy

The left likes to characterize Trump as Hitler, but in actuality his campaign was largely based on the ideas of – wait for it – Alexander Hamilton.

3 Reasons We Don’t We Feel More Gratitude for Our Bounty

How often do we overestimate our own contributions and underestimate the contributions of others?

How Parents and Teachers Unknowingly Sabotage Young People

Counselors, teachers, and parents are discouraging young people from apprenticeship programs that offer valuable work experience.

9 Eyebrow-Raising Numbers From Trump's Surprising Win

Shedding more light on Tuesday's biggest surprise.

6 Reasons We’re in Trouble No Matter Who Becomes President

The next president will have a monumental task. Can Americans leave the vitriol of the campaign behind?

Family's College Savings Raided by the Government

Civil forfeiture is a tool that gives law enforcement the power to seize cash, cars, and property if they suspect it’s tied to a crime.

Daylight Savings Time Isn't Worth the Trouble it Causes

Some states have good reason for diverging from the norm.

Obamacare Failing Before Our Eyes

Premiums are soaring, but it's not just enrollees who are feeling the pain.

Hillary's Economically Clueless Plans Will Create More Poverty

A point-by-point debunking of her woeful economic proposals.

Is Affirmative Action the New Noblesse Oblige?

The idea of bestowing benefits to underprivileged classes goes way back. 

Manners, Like Markets, Are Beautiful

Manners, Like Markets, Are Beautiful

“I’m a Gentleman” is a much better leadership slogan than “Make America Great Again.”

America’s Ghost Legions of Idle Men

America’s Ghost Legions of Idle Men

Never before in American history have so many men done absolutely nothing.

Is ‘Closed for Thanksgiving’ Trending?

Mall of America officials announced they will not participate in the Black Friday creep which has overtaken Thanksgiving.

Is NYT Story on Trump's Taxes a 'Bombshell'?

The New York Times overpaid for its information.

What France's Experience With Free College Can Teach Us

France got rid of the ‘elitist’ system of getting accepted to a university. How did it work out?

Apprenticeship-Trained Workers A Hot Ticket. But Why?

Perhaps it’s time we realize that those who opt for the less popular apprenticeship track may be the ones with the brains to foster true success.

Tax Avoidance Isn't Just Smart, it's as American as Apple Pie

Judge Learned Hand wrote one of the great defenses of tax avoidance.

Should Parents Stop Paying for Their Kid’s College?

Kids might be more equipped to face adulthood if they did.

McDonald’s Sacks 70 Accountants, Replaces Them With Foreign Workers

America’s top fast food chain has fired 70 American accountants and replaced them with foreign workers, reports say.

Watch this 17-Year Old Kid Explain Why He Won't Go to College

Watch this 17-Year Old Kid Explain Why He Won't Go to College

If you want to gain a sense of the thinking of many smart young people, have a look at Ryan Matlock's video.

Men Are Disappearing From The Workplace. Are They Victims Of ‘Phantom Patriarchy’?

In the last 20 years alone, the number of men neither in the workforce nor in school has nearly doubled. 

The Surprising Store that Raises Home Prices $6,500

About 10 to 15 years ago, a small grocery store opened its doors in my neighborhood.

Harvard Prof: U.S. Productivity ‘Shutting Down’

Harvard Professor Michael Porter said the U.S. is entering “worst nightmare” territory. 

Why It's Good For Children to Work Alongside Their Parents

They miss some valuable life lessons if they don't.
 

Entrepreneur: Kids Get C-Minus in Financial Literacy

Should schools be allowed to replace a higher math course requirement with a course on financial literacy?

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