Economics

Can Tweets Have a Negative Effect on the Economy?

Can Tweets Have a Negative Effect on the Economy?

Think before you speak. This is the first lesson political advisors teach rookie politicians.

Fewer Teenagers Have A Job, and That's a Problem

Fewer Teenagers Have A Job, and That's a Problem

Teenagers need an entry level job to build connections, work ethic, and gain job experience. But fewer and fewer teens are able to get that first job.

The Problem With the Push for More College Degrees

The Problem With the Push for More College Degrees

We shouldn't be rushing students through college as quickly as possible, nor should we measure the worth of a degree simply by its economic utility.

Did California Just Kill the Gig Economy?

Did California Just Kill the Gig Economy?

California's AB5 would end up depriving thousands of citizens of the flexibility of a job in the gig economy with companies like Uber and Lyft.

How to Make Health Care Unaffordable and Inaccessible

How to Make Health Care Unaffordable and Inaccessible

Government policies regarding health care have a consistent track record of making care more expensive. It's time to reverse this trend.

New Monopoly Game Gives Women More Money Than Men

New Monopoly Game Gives Women More Money Than Men

The gender pay gap has been reversed in this "authentic" and "fun" new version of the classic game of Monopoly.

It's Light Bulb Liberation Day

It's Light Bulb Liberation Day

The government's intervention could have killed the light bulb, what will be the next thing it seeks to control?

The Myth of Earth's Overpopulation Crisis

The Myth of Earth's Overpopulation Crisis

Fears of overpopulation have been stoked by wildly inaccurate predictions for centuries. When are we going to learn better?

Karl Marx: Intellectual Father of the 1619 Project?

Karl Marx: Intellectual Father of the 1619 Project?

To utilize their own logic, the New York Times' 1619 project can trace its roots back to the father of Communism.

Could the Green New Deal Create More Climate Victims Than It Saves?

Could the Green New Deal Create More Climate Victims Than It Saves?

A lot of human society is based around fossil fuels. What would the consequence be if we eliminated them?

Why Socialism Is the Failed Idea That Never Dies

Why Socialism Is the Failed Idea That Never Dies

Socialism has been tried again and again, with varying degrees of failure every time. Nobody ever seems to learn.

Steve Jobs’s Unveiling of the iPhone Holds a Timeless Economic Lesson

Steve Jobs’s Unveiling of the iPhone Holds a Timeless Economic Lesson

Even geniuses can't always see where human ingenuity will take them.

In Praise of ‘Garbagemen’

In Praise of ‘Garbagemen’

We don’t fully value the work of “garbagemen” until we have to live without their services.

Seven Quotes That Reveal the Racist Origins of Minimum Wage Laws

Seven Quotes That Reveal the Racist Origins of Minimum Wage Laws

Minimum wage laws have a long and dirty history in social engineering and eugenics.

Trump: Somebody Had to Confront China

Trump: Somebody Had to Confront China

Politicians in both parties are rallying around the President as he does what is necessary necessary and takes on China's unfair trade policies.

Hot-Car Deaths Are Heartbreaking, but Shouldn’t Be an Excuse for More Regulation

Hot-Car Deaths Are Heartbreaking, but Shouldn’t Be an Excuse for More Regulation

The honorable goal of preventing children's deaths has unitended consquenes when government regulations come into play.

Kids Ordered to Pay Sales Tax at Children’s Expo Receive a Sad Lesson in Entrepreneurship

Kids Ordered to Pay Sales Tax at Children’s Expo Receive a Sad Lesson in Entrepreneurship

Kids participating in Utah's Children’s Entrepreneur Market are being ordered by government officials to pay sales tax on their small businesses. But one activist says children are exempt from such taxes.

Politics By Infomercial

Politics By Infomercial

Everything has a trade-off, no matter what 1-800 number politician is on the line.

Did Slavery Make America Richer?

Did Slavery Make America Richer?

Not exactly.

Advice for Presidential Candidates From Bastiat

Advice for Presidential Candidates From Bastiat

I’d almost give my firstborn to see Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Donald Trump, and the others enrolled in a “Bastiat for Beginners” course.

Open Borders?  The EU Has Hundreds of Miles of Walls

Open Borders? The EU Has Hundreds of Miles of Walls

Those who argue against Trump's immigration policies by looking abroad are in serious error.

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?

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