Economics

The Appalling Elitism of Dollar Store Bans

The Appalling Elitism of Dollar Store Bans

It’s an injustice to care about community character so much that you’ll use government power to block people’s access to affordable food.

Why Are Swedish Bureaucrats Channeling Their Inner Michelle Obama?

Why Are Swedish Bureaucrats Channeling Their Inner Michelle Obama?

City officials in Sweden are ordering a school cook to downgrade her meals in order to create lunch time equality.

Taxpayers Eat Another Solar Energy Flop

Taxpayers Eat Another Solar Energy Flop

History is repeating itself in the world of crony capitalism as yet another solar plant goes up in smoke, alongside $1 billion in taxpayers' money. 

Bernie Sanders’ Staffers Don’t Know the Dark Side of Soviet History

Bernie Sanders’ Staffers Don’t Know the Dark Side of Soviet History

Soviet history is something every American should learn before it is too late to prevent its repetition here at home.

Why the Minimum Wage Is so Bad for Young Workers

Why the Minimum Wage Is so Bad for Young Workers

Progressive politicians love making a talking point of raising the minimum wage, but doing so would severely damage the people they say they work to serve.

Treasures in the Trash: Signs of Our Abundant Life

Treasures in the Trash: Signs of Our Abundant Life

It's not hard to find things to be thankful for in America. Just take a look inside your trash can today.

'Jack Ryan' Gets Four Pinocchios on Venezuela

'Jack Ryan' Gets Four Pinocchios on Venezuela

Amazon's Jack Ryan series is full of bald-faced lies about Venezuela's current crisis, as well as taking swipes at President Trump.

Why Does New York's Bureaucracy Cost So Much More Than Florida's?

Why Does New York's Bureaucracy Cost So Much More Than Florida's?

New York and Florida have similar populations of 20 million and 21 million, respectively. But state and local governments in New York spent twice as much ($348 billion) as governments in Florida ($177 billion).

Restricting Trade on Endangered Species Just Makes Things Worse

Restricting Trade on Endangered Species Just Makes Things Worse

Every two or three years, a group of bureaucrats gets together to adjust trade restrictions on endangered species. Their work actually hurts those species.

The Magna Carta Offered More Property Protection Than Modern U.S. States

The Magna Carta Offered More Property Protection Than Modern U.S. States

States aren't just failing to protect their citizens' private property, in some ways state governments are actively working to steal it away.

Eight Venezuelan Industries Hugo Chavez Nationalized (Besides Oil)

Eight Venezuelan Industries Hugo Chavez Nationalized (Besides Oil)

It's a lie that Venezuela is not a socialist country. Here's a list of the industries that Hugo Chavez nationalized during his rule.

America’s Hamster Wheel of ‘Career Advancement’

America’s Hamster Wheel of ‘Career Advancement’

Is life only about how far you can get in a career? Is work just about paying the bills? Perhaps there's more to be gained from both work and leisure.

How This Teen Entrepreneur Created a Million-Dollar Candy Empire

How This Teen Entrepreneur Created a Million-Dollar Candy Empire

At age 14, Alina Morse achieved “the American Dream.” How did it happen?

Keeping the Right Away from the Left

Keeping the Right Away from the Left

Republicans need to do a better job of definitively standing for conservative principles, or they'll lose more than just the next election. 

Henry Ford Did More for Workers than Unions Did

Henry Ford Did More for Workers than Unions Did

Unions get far too much credit for things such as the 40 hour work week. Workers should instead be thanking Henry Ford and other businessmen.

The Postal Service Bleeds Cash in the New Year

The Postal Service Bleeds Cash in the New Year

The Christmas season, and the resulting returns of unwanted gifts, play havoc with the United States Postal Service, which bleeds money well into January.

Good News: Some Reasons to Celebrate the New Year

Good News: Some Reasons to Celebrate the New Year

As we enter the third decade of the third millennium, it's important to take time to look at the good news of how the human condition continues to improve.

California’s Latest Act of Idiocy: Killing Freelance Work

California’s Latest Act of Idiocy: Killing Freelance Work

A new California law set to go into effect in the new year is the latest example of misguided legislation hurting the very people it was aimed to “protect” in the Golden State.

Six Reasons for Optimism in 2020

Six Reasons for Optimism in 2020

Planet earth is getting better and better for humans on a number of economic and lifestyle metrics, not just in the West, but also around the world.

Why Marx Was Against Individual Rights

Why Marx Was Against Individual Rights

Marx had a keen eye for nonsense, except when he himself was writing it.

The Myth That the Rich Don’t Pay Their 'Fair Share' of Taxes

The Myth That the Rich Don’t Pay Their 'Fair Share' of Taxes

Allegations that higher-income earners don’t pay their “fair share” of taxes are a mainstay misrepresentation of the political left.

How We Can Do Good By Doing Well

How We Can Do Good By Doing Well

People often believe that good things can only happen when people set out to do good things. Here's why good things can come from ordinary deeds.

Huge Baseball Contracts Come With Record Breaking Taxes

Huge Baseball Contracts Come With Record Breaking Taxes

Three players signed contracts for a total of $814 million recently. If they'd signed those contracts for different teams, they'd be taking home a lot more.

Lack of Assimilation Is Economically Harming Latino Immigrants and Society

Lack of Assimilation Is Economically Harming Latino Immigrants and Society

The changing attitude of immigrants toward assimilation has been transforming the U.S. from a melting pot to a salad bowl. This is having harmful economic effects, especially on immigrants who don’t assimilate.

Artwork Made From Old Bananas Shows Value Is Subjective

Artwork Made From Old Bananas Shows Value Is Subjective

Last week, Miami art gallery Art Basel sold, for $120,000, a piece of art composed of a banana duct taped to a wall. The banana used in the display is a real banana, and on Saturday, a performance artist named David Datuna ate some of it.

When Communists Abolished the Weekend

When Communists Abolished the Weekend

In the Soviet Union it was communism that killed days of rest.

Transferism, Not Socialism, Is the Drug Americans Are Hooked On

Transferism, Not Socialism, Is the Drug Americans Are Hooked On

The very usage of the terms “capitalism” and “socialism” has evolved past the point of clear meaning.

More Evidence Emerges That Federal Government Is Funding Worthless College Degrees

More Evidence Emerges That Federal Government Is Funding Worthless College Degrees

For many people college degrees simply aren't worth the price of tuition, so we need to be more transparent about this cost/benefit analysis.

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