Economics

How Government Takes from Workers to Help the Wealthy

How Government Takes from Workers to Help the Wealthy

Pierre Poilievre, a member of the Canadian Parliament, explains why countries with big governments usually have much bigger gaps between rich and poor.

Why Millennials Should Stop Romanticizing Socialism

Why Millennials Should Stop Romanticizing Socialism

The economic track record of socialism is as dismal as its human rights record.

Progress Comes Through Conflict?

Progress Comes Through Conflict?

It is an odd thing about man; even at peace we need outlets for competition and conflict.

Venezuela's Default Disaster

Venezuela's Default Disaster

In the end, the socialist promise of free money is very expensive for all. 

Why Republicans Are Virtually Identical to Democrats on Spending

Why Republicans Are Virtually Identical to Democrats on Spending

Sanctimonious Republican arguments for raising taxes on some people ring hollow. 

Black Markets Are Saving Lives in North Korea

Black Markets Are Saving Lives in North Korea

Black markets remain a crucial element of survival for many North Koreans today.

Hey GOP, Want to Cut the Burden of Government? Cut Spending.

Hey GOP, Want to Cut the Burden of Government? Cut Spending.

We'll be getting the usual fraud which involves "tax reform" coupled with ever-increasing government spending. 

Student Loan Debt Isn’t Just a Problem for Millennials

Student Loan Debt Isn’t Just a Problem for Millennials

I’m sure there are a hundred more reasons why college tuition is so expensive, but at the very least we need to stop putting a band aid on the student loan crisis and start addressing why it happened.

To Be A Happy Person, Understand Marginal Utility

To Be A Happy Person, Understand Marginal Utility

The girl says to the guy, “It’s not you; it’s me.” The guy thinks, I’ve heard that before; she doesn’t like me. But it turns out the girl is right.

U.S. Is One Generation Away from a Greece-Like Debt Crisis

U.S. Is One Generation Away from a Greece-Like Debt Crisis

The CBO says the nation’s debt-GDP ratio is expected to rise to 150 percent by 2047, a level that 'poses substantial risks for the nation and presents policymakers with significant challenges.'

Trump’s Tax Breaks Are Not a ‘Gift' for the Rich

Trump’s Tax Breaks Are Not a ‘Gift' for the Rich

There is a tendency by some public finance analysts to mischaracterize tax breaks as a 'gift to the rich.'

How America Became Class Conscious

How America Became Class Conscious

Class is changing in America, as are our perceptions of it.

Why the Left Refuses to Talk About Venezuela

Why the Left Refuses to Talk About Venezuela

Venezuela was held up as a model of socialism a few years ago. Today, people are literally starving and will wait hours in line to buy toilet paper.

Bill Nye’s Doomsday Predictions on Overpopulation Get Lambasted

Bill Nye’s Doomsday Predictions on Overpopulation Get Lambasted

We the Internet TV just rolled out a new video on ‘the Science Guy’.

There’s a Simple Reason Why More Women aren’t CEOs

There’s a Simple Reason Why More Women aren’t CEOs

A recent study in Scientific American explains why.

Millionaire to Millennials: If You Want to Own a House, Stop Buying $19 Avocado Toast and $4 Coffee

Millionaire to Millennials: If You Want to Own a House, Stop Buying $19 Avocado Toast and $4 Coffee

It’s no secret that we’ve become an instant-gratification culture.

You Can't Deny that Venezuela is a Socialist Calamity

You Can't Deny that Venezuela is a Socialist Calamity

As Venezuela descends into a nightmare of starvation and violence, the long-standing debate over the feasibility of socialism takes on new relevance.

How Government Regulations Made Healthcare So Expensive

How Government Regulations Made Healthcare So Expensive

The U.S. “health care cost crisis” didn’t start until 1965.

What's So Bad about the Empire?

What's So Bad about the Empire?

What does Emperor Palpatine actually do with his power?

Why is Humility Important?

Why is Humility Important?

Humility doesn’t mean thinking less of yourself. It means thinking of yourself less.

Why are Men Getting Shut Out of the Workforce?

Why are Men Getting Shut Out of the Workforce?

The number of prime-age men in the labor force is declining with each generation.

Why Do People Become Communists, and Why Do They Stick With It?

Why Do People Become Communists, and Why Do They Stick With It?

There is no rational case for communism... so why do people go for this stuff?

Free College Works--If You Want to Help the Rich

Free College Works--If You Want to Help the Rich

England ditched free college because it only increased inequities between rich and poor.

The Pope's Favorite Straw Man: 'Individualism'

The Pope's Favorite Straw Man: 'Individualism'

If Pope Francis wishes to identify institutions that breed conflict and poverty, he'd do better by turning his attention to states and big banks.

How May Day Went From a Religious Holiday to a Socialist One

How May Day Went From a Religious Holiday to a Socialist One

Communist countries have enshrined May Day as one of their most important holidays, often marked by elaborate workforce parades. 

Pope Francis Has Forgotten the Church’s Own Grand Libertarian Legacy

Pope Francis Has Forgotten the Church’s Own Grand Libertarian Legacy

The seeking of the good of all does not require the violation of individual rights and interests.

Joel Buchsbaum: The Legend Who Inspired the NFL Draft as We Know it Today

Joel Buchsbaum: The Legend Who Inspired the NFL Draft as We Know it Today

Buchsbaum wrote for Pro Football Weekly and each year produced an analysis of each of the 600 to 800 players.

Trump’s Tax Plan Is Brilliant Politics and Even Better Economics

Trump’s Tax Plan Is Brilliant Politics and Even Better Economics

The hare-brained idea of a “border adjustment tax” is toast.

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