Economics

Treat Others the Way Chick-fil-A Treats You

Treat Others the Way Chick-fil-A Treats You

Chick-fil-A employees undergo a comprehensive crash course in all things people skills before hitting the floor.

That Poll on Socialism Is Not as Alarming as It Seems

That Poll on Socialism Is Not as Alarming as It Seems

Once you drill down into the poll, you find out something very different from what the above finding suggests. It turns out that the same people who say they like socialism do not like government.

'Free' College Would Depreciate the Value of College Degrees Even More

'Free' College Would Depreciate the Value of College Degrees Even More

When government pays for free college, it is risking the money of the average taxpayer.

California Makes Housing Scarcer

California Makes Housing Scarcer

Rather than expand the supply of housing, the California legislation is moving to shrink the supply of housing instead.

Why the Elites Look Down on Manual Labor

Why the Elites Look Down on Manual Labor

We should always remind the working class that their “undignified” work should be celebrated.

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.  

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