Economics

Americans Continue to Flee to These Low-Tax States

Americans Continue to Flee to These Low-Tax States

According to the most recent Census Bureau data on state-to-state migration flows, 523,000 people moved to California from other states. But at the same time, more than 661,000 Californians moved to other states.

‘Pay What You Can Afford’ Runs Panera Out of Bread

‘Pay What You Can Afford’ Runs Panera Out of Bread

Panera has announced that it will close the last of its charitable stores, which allowed people to pay whatever they wished for a meal, because it was costing too much dough.

The False Promise of an 'Ultramillionare' Tax

The False Promise of an 'Ultramillionare' Tax

Whether their advocates realize it or not, “ ultramillionare ” taxes are false promises for whatever they propose to finance.

Fast Fashion on Its Last Legs — Thank Millennials

Fast Fashion on Its Last Legs — Thank Millennials

Are millenials killing the fast fashion industry or changing it for the better?

How San Fransisco’s Housing Policy Makes it Harder for the Homeless

How San Fransisco’s Housing Policy Makes it Harder for the Homeless

California lawmakers continue to discourage the very enterprises and institutions that can bring a personalized approach to a very personal issue.

How Venezuelans Can Recover from the Sickness of Socialism

How Venezuelans Can Recover from the Sickness of Socialism

Venezuela can quickly recover from its disastrous experiment with Socialism.  Germany and Hong Kong provide good models.  

How 'Woke' Are You on World Poverty?

How 'Woke' Are You on World Poverty?

 The self-proclaimed woke are fast asleep, but you don’t have to be.

I'm the 0.0001%: My Confession

I'm the 0.0001%: My Confession

I’d better start with the basics: I’m a politician.

Why Does the Federal Government Fail So Miserably Most of the Time?

Why Does the Federal Government Fail So Miserably Most of the Time?

This shutdown, like its predecessors, reveals the fat in our government.

Cheesecake Factory’s Free Cheesecake Disaster Is a Lesson in Scarcity and Prices

Cheesecake Factory’s Free Cheesecake Disaster Is a Lesson in Scarcity and Prices

The price system allows us to allocate scarce resources most efficiently; bad things happen when we ignore it.

9 Big Questions About Democratic Socialism

9 Big Questions About Democratic Socialism

As with most public policy ideas, we tend to get pretty far down the road before we ask basic questions related to the project.

Equality for All Women… Except for Working Mothers?

Equality for All Women… Except for Working Mothers?

Earlier this week researchers from Essex University made what might be considered a rather obvious announcement: working mothers are stressed.

Why Ocasio-Cortez is Not Dangerous, but Her Followers Are

Why Ocasio-Cortez is Not Dangerous, but Her Followers Are

Ocasio-Cortez is in service to the ideas of the envious and the ignorant.

Democratic Socialism and Regular Socialism Have the Same Goal

Democratic Socialism and Regular Socialism Have the Same Goal

Different from the communists — who want to install the “dictatorship of the proletariat” — are the “democratic socialists,” who believe in a gradual method, and who also believe that one could maintain personal freedom under socialism. 

California Now Wants to Tax... Drinking Water

California Now Wants to Tax... Drinking Water

Governor Gavin Newsom’s first budget proposal, published last week, suggests instituting a tax on drinking water in the name of cleaning up California’s water systems.

1 in 5 Lack Basic Literacy in These 3 States. Here's Why That Matters.

1 in 5 Lack Basic Literacy in These 3 States. Here's Why That Matters.

Adult illiteracy is one of the most overlooked socio-economic problems in America.

France's Protests Are Different This Time. Here's Why.

France's Protests Are Different This Time. Here's Why.

When the first demonstrations on the streets of Paris were reported nine weeks ago, nobody could have foreseen the endurance, the tenacity and the viral effect of the Yellow Vests movement.

Is Your Child Wealthier Than Half the World's Population?

Is Your Child Wealthier Than Half the World's Population?

It doesn’t really take that much money to be in the top 50 percent.

Virginia May Hike Minimum Wage to $15 in 2020

Virginia May Hike Minimum Wage to $15 in 2020

Liberal politicians who understand economics privately harbor misgivings about minimum wage hikes, but they often publicly support minimum wage hikes anyway. Why?

Why UPS Is Able to Save the Environment While Ethanol Subsidies Destroy It

Why UPS Is Able to Save the Environment While Ethanol Subsidies Destroy It

Yes, UPS is out to earn a profit, but looking out for the “people” goes hand in hand with maximizing profits.

Is Tucker Right?

Is Tucker Right?

Is Tucker Carlson right to argue that the free market can be destructive to the family?

Denmark to American Politicians: We’re Not Socialist

Denmark to American Politicians: We’re Not Socialist

A new report notes that, by some measures, Denmark and the Nordic “socialist” countries have more economic freedom than the United States.

Why California’s 6-Month Paid Leave Program is Not as Popular as You Think

Why California’s 6-Month Paid Leave Program is Not as Popular as You Think

California Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced a new plan to offer 6-months of paid family leave, but the program isn't as popular as you might think.

The Man Who Created the German Economic Miracle

The Man Who Created the German Economic Miracle

With the post-war German economy in ruins, a little-known economist named Ludwig Erhard suggested a bold kick start:  replace the old currency with the Deutsche Mark and lift all economic controls.   It worked.  The German economy boomed.  

A History Lesson on the Shifting Political Stances on Illegal Immigration

A History Lesson on the Shifting Political Stances on Illegal Immigration

"Border control is a federal responsibility," says... Dianne Feinstein?

Millennials: A Lost Generation Without the Booze and Jazz

Millennials: A Lost Generation Without the Booze and Jazz

They entered an economy ravaged by their parents,  Now they must regroup, persist and somehow prevail.  

Three Tips for Talking to Your Spouse about Finances

Three Tips for Talking to Your Spouse about Finances

As you plan for your future together, couples should talk about money decisions as "we, us, our." Language matters.

Trump May Be Down, but He Shouldn't Be Counted Out.

Trump May Be Down, but He Shouldn't Be Counted Out.

Even unpopular presidents have a way of getting reelected.

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