Economics

The Reincarnation of America’s Most Infamous Dead Mall

The Reincarnation of America’s Most Infamous Dead Mall

We don’t need ideology. We need ideas.

For Most Things, Recycling Harms the Environment

For Most Things, Recycling Harms the Environment

For recycling to be a socially commendable activity, it has to pass one of two tests: the profit test, or the net environmental-savings test.

New Study Defending NYC’s Minimum Wage Law Is Fake News

New Study Defending NYC’s Minimum Wage Law Is Fake News

Given the political momentum for the “Fight for 15” movement, culminating in the House voting in favor of a $15 national minimum wage last month, the article made for perfect social media fodder. 

The Demographic Winter Is Here

The Demographic Winter Is Here

In two decades, almost one third of Americans will be older than 60.

The Post Office Is on Pace for Its Worst Year Since 2012 Default

The Post Office Is on Pace for Its Worst Year Since 2012 Default

In the absence of reform, expect the Post Office to keep racking up the losses.

Should Christians Give Cash to the Homeless?

Should Christians Give Cash to the Homeless?

What’s the best approach for dealing with our neighbors on the streets who seek our aid?

Saying No to Socialism

Saying No to Socialism

This is the way of socialism. Is it time we as Americans start rejecting this way at every opportunity?

I Immigrated to the US to Pursue the American Dream, Not to Pay for Your College Degree

I Immigrated to the US to Pursue the American Dream, Not to Pay for Your College Degree

There are millions of highly-educated, foreign-born individuals in the US workforce with stories like mine. We took an entrepreneurial approach to our lives, seeking to better ourselves and live the American dream.

Why Only Villains Are Running for President

Why Only Villains Are Running for President

All I saw were villains, saying predictable things and unwilling to learn and change.

Trump Moves Forward on Apprenticeships – but More Needs to Be Done

Trump Moves Forward on Apprenticeships – but More Needs to Be Done

Apprenticeship programs could offer a promising college alternative, but establishing them can be difficult.

Socialism May Be Absurd, but It’s No Laughing Matter

Socialism May Be Absurd, but It’s No Laughing Matter

But it’s sometimes difficult to refrain from chuckling at the absurdities of its most devoted adherents.

No, Tariffs Won’t Ruin Christmas

No, Tariffs Won’t Ruin Christmas

Every time President Trump raises tariffs, the media clucks that American consumers will pay the price. This hasn’t happened yet, and it won’t happen now.

Robots Ready to Scoop Ice Cream Jobs

Robots Ready to Scoop Ice Cream Jobs

California isn’t nicknamed Commiefornia for nothing. 

Why Baby Strikes Won't Save the Planet

Why Baby Strikes Won't Save the Planet

Before you choose to birth strike for the uncertain good of the planet, it might be wise to consider these almost-certain truths.

Is Pete Buttigieg Right That Opposing a $15 Minimum Wage ‘Taunts’ God?

Is Pete Buttigieg Right That Opposing a $15 Minimum Wage ‘Taunts’ God?

Are those who oppose raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour transgressing the Scripture and mocking the Lord God Almighty? One might get that impression from watching Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate, when one of the participants explicitly made that argument.

The '30 Days of Gas Station Food' Experiment Holds an Important Nutritional Lesson for Americans

The '30 Days of Gas Station Food' Experiment Holds an Important Nutritional Lesson for Americans

Frank Beard's “30 Days of Gas Station Food” experiment shows that Americans enjoy a a bevy of nutritious food options, even in the places we least expect them.

$15 Minimum Wage Constricts Hours Worked, as Bernie Sanders Shows

$15 Minimum Wage Constricts Hours Worked, as Bernie Sanders Shows

Increasing the minimum wage doesn’t do much good for workers if they end up working far fewer hours than they would like.

Highly Productive People: Which Political Systems Nurture Them, Which Crush Them?

Highly Productive People: Which Political Systems Nurture Them, Which Crush Them?

“50 percent of the work is done by the square root of the total number of people who participate in the work.”

China’s Recycling Ban: Surprisingly Helpful for the Environment

China’s Recycling Ban: Surprisingly Helpful for the Environment

American businesses can help solve the growing waste problem.

Fighting for the Right to Repair Our Stuff

Fighting for the Right to Repair Our Stuff

Manufacturers are creating monopolies by preventing customers (or anyone else) from fixing their products. It's time to end that.

The Chinese Communist Party and Their Brave New World

The Chinese Communist Party and Their Brave New World

Aaron Sarin's "When the Lion Wakes" reveals harrowing truths about the Chinese Communist Party.  

Home Equity Theft: How a Man’s Home Was Seized Over $8.41 in Unpaid Taxes

Home Equity Theft: How a Man’s Home Was Seized Over $8.41 in Unpaid Taxes

The unconstitutional practice of home equity theft has allowed individuals to be stripped of their property without fair compensation.

Bernie Sanders’s Workers Wanted $15 an Hour—So He Cut Their Hours

Bernie Sanders’s Workers Wanted $15 an Hour—So He Cut Their Hours

The Sanders campaign, which has called for a $15 minimum wage since its beginning, now struggles to meet that demand for many of its own workers. 

Don’t Feel Bad About Using the Self Checkout

Don’t Feel Bad About Using the Self Checkout

Don’t give in to social pressure, use the self-checkout if you wish, and don’t lose any sleep over what your friends are sharing in their social media feeds.

Living the Dream: One Way to Financial Happiness

Living the Dream: One Way to Financial Happiness

Practice frugality. Work hard. Save and invest your money.

Support for $15 Minimum Wage Plummets When Americans Are Told Its Economic Impact

Support for $15 Minimum Wage Plummets When Americans Are Told Its Economic Impact

The minimum wage’s apparent popularity might be political pyrite (fool’s gold). 

What the 15-Hour Work Week Prophets Failed to Account for

What the 15-Hour Work Week Prophets Failed to Account for

How do people account for the discrepancy between projections and actual working hours? There are some popular explanations, all of which share one commonality: they blame the phenomenon on the shortcomings of individuals.

A Time for Trade Schools

A Time for Trade Schools

We should applaud as Americans become disenchanted with a world of cubicles and debt. They’re finding greater reward in learning a trade.

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