Economics

Underemployment: The American Economy's Biggest Underreported Story

Underemployment: The American Economy's Biggest Underreported Story

Underemployed is defined as an individual with a college degree who has a job that only requires a high school diploma.

Smart Ways to Make College Cheaper and Better

Smart Ways to Make College Cheaper and Better

For the high cost of college, what do students learn?

Chicago’s Taxpayer Burden Hits $119k Per Person to Lead US Cities, Report Finds

Chicago’s Taxpayer Burden Hits $119k Per Person to Lead US Cities, Report Finds

If having the highest taxes were a competition, Chicago would be a clear winner.

Why Democratic Socialists Flunk Logic 101

Why Democratic Socialists Flunk Logic 101

How do we overcome our need to make our story cohere with our preexisting biases?

What Bernie Sanders Missed on His Soviet Honeymoon

What Bernie Sanders Missed on His Soviet Honeymoon

In 1988 Sanders was on what he called “a very strange honeymoon” with his bride Jane.

What the NYT Fails to Mention About Dads and the Division of Labor at Home

What the NYT Fails to Mention About Dads and the Division of Labor at Home

Are dads shirking their duty by committing less time to child care or is there something else at play?

Dumbfounded by American Socialism

Dumbfounded by American Socialism

Let’s allow one survivor of Communism to stand as a witness for the millions of dead around the globe, the neighbors snatched away in the dead of night, the beatings and torture, the theft of property, the erasure of private life, the work camps, the restrictions on speech and travel, the propaganda delivered as fact in schools and the press.

Zimbabwe Is a Basket Case; Botswana Shows It Doesn't Have to Be

Zimbabwe Is a Basket Case; Botswana Shows It Doesn't Have to Be

It will take years for Zimbabwe to get out of the hole that Mugabe dug.

Most of America's Rural Areas are Doomed to Decline

Most of America's Rural Areas are Doomed to Decline

The facts are clear and unarguable. Most of the nation’s smaller urban and rural counties are not growing and will not grow.

A Parent’s Primer On Why College Is So Pricey—and What You Can Do About It

A Parent’s Primer On Why College Is So Pricey—and What You Can Do About It

All of this talk about free college and student loan forgiveness should lead us to wonder why college costs and debt are rising in the first place.

This Man Grew Up in Venezuela. Here’s His Message to Americans Who Want Socialism.

This Man Grew Up in Venezuela. Here’s His Message to Americans Who Want Socialism.

For Ricardo Pita, socialism is not just theoretical. He has a message for those who haven't experienced it and think it will improve their country.

You Can Work for the Bernie 2020 Campaign, but Don't Expect Health Insurance

You Can Work for the Bernie 2020 Campaign, but Don't Expect Health Insurance

The Sanders campaign is currently advertising nearly two dozen job positions on the campaign website.

One Reason Teachers Should Be Paid More

One Reason Teachers Should Be Paid More

Teacher salaries haven’t kept pace with student spending.

Why McDonald’s Gave Up the Minimum Wage Fight

Why McDonald’s Gave Up the Minimum Wage Fight

The world’s largest fast food company will be just fine. But what about workers?

A Legal Immigrant's Lament

A Legal Immigrant's Lament

Medi-Cal wields a budget of $20.7 billion but does not quantify how much taxpayer money it spends on false-documented illegals. 

 Bernie's Example to America: Pull Yourself up by Your Bootstraps!

Bernie's Example to America: Pull Yourself up by Your Bootstraps!

This sounds suspiciously like the "bootstraps" argument which the left so often and so vehemently rejects. And it's pretty odd to hear it from Bernie Sanders.

Economies Do Better Under Democracy

Economies Do Better Under Democracy

Does democracy lead to higher economic growth? Or, is it economic growth that fosters the emergence of democratic regimes?

Easter Egg Hunts and Deluded Political Ideologies
Five Facts About Tax Day and Income Taxes

Five Facts About Tax Day and Income Taxes

Today is Tax Day, the day when individual income tax returns are due to the federal government.

Income Is Determined by the Scarcity of Your Contribution, Not the Value of Human Worth
Venezuela Should Shock and Teach this Generation

Venezuela Should Shock and Teach this Generation

It may sound like a dark chapter out of a history book, but Venezuela is happening right now, and millions are suffering.

One Simple Plan to Undermine Socialism

One Simple Plan to Undermine Socialism

Clear-thinking Americans fear a headlong plunge into the same ideological swamp that has ruined so many other economies and lament that there seems to be no way to stop it.

Is a Recession  around the Corner?

Is a Recession around the Corner?

The dismal track record of economists should warn us to be skeptical of anyone who yells “recession” at the first opportunity.  Still, there are enough red flags to be worried.  

Pet Owners Want To Be Masters, Not Servants - Which Is Why We Value Dogs More Than Cats

Pet Owners Want To Be Masters, Not Servants - Which Is Why We Value Dogs More Than Cats

Dog owners are willing to spend more on their pets than cat owners – including to save their lives. One reason suggested was that dog owners had stronger bonds to their pets, which prompted them to spend more on things like veterinary care.

Trump Has Four Options to Address Border Crisis

Trump Has Four Options to Address Border Crisis

Let’s face it, our southern border is a hot mess. At least the administration is trying to do something about it. The alternative is amnesty and open borders. 

The Startling Price Tag of Paid Family Leave

The Startling Price Tag of Paid Family Leave

It seems likely the FAMILY Act will cost substantially more than advocates claim...

Is Seattle Dying?

Is Seattle Dying?

A local news documentary about Seattle’s rampant homelessness and drug-abuse crisis has touched a nerve with the city’s residents.

How the Minimum Wage Affected Workers During (and After) the Great Recession

How the Minimum Wage Affected Workers During (and After) the Great Recession

We keep artificially inflating the price of labor—through increases in the minimum wage—and are shocked when it makes it harder or even impossible for low-skilled workers to find work.

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