Economics

The Main Trait That Sets Vocational Students Apart From College Kids

The Main Trait That Sets Vocational Students Apart From College Kids

Those who pursue the vocational path aren't dumb; they often possess the very traits employers are looking for.

Your Socialism Is Bad and You Should Feel Bad

Your Socialism Is Bad and You Should Feel Bad

But the bad news about socialism is not limited to economic deprivation for the masses. The system also leads in many cases to totalitarianism.

Why Politicians Win (and Workers Lose) Under Socialism

Why Politicians Win (and Workers Lose) Under Socialism

The U.S. is not fully socialized, but already we see the disastrous effects of a politicized society.

Busting the 'Free College' Myth

Busting the 'Free College' Myth

If one looks beyond the headlines, one will see New York's free tuition program is just another scholarship program.

How the Ethanol Mandate is Destroying America’s Prairies

How the Ethanol Mandate is Destroying America’s Prairies

According to a new report, 95% of the 240 million acres of prairie land that once blanketed the American interior is now gone.

How Adjunct College Teaching is Like Slave Labor

How Adjunct College Teaching is Like Slave Labor

Adjuncts average $20-25k per year, receive no healthcare benefits, and usually go without a pension. 

How Lazy Millennials Are Hurting Whole Foods

How Lazy Millennials Are Hurting Whole Foods

If Whole Foods sales are any indication, their strategy of catering to millennials isn't working - for an obvious reason.

Has America's Middle Class Been Fleeced?

Has America's Middle Class Been Fleeced?

The middle class has been hit hard in recent decades. But which policies have been responsible?

Are We Witnessing a Quiet Revolution in Education?

Are We Witnessing a Quiet Revolution in Education?

A wildly popular Idaho education program places money for college and other courses in the hands of middle and high school students.

Social Democracy is Collapsing Before our Eyes

Social Democracy is Collapsing Before our Eyes

American civic life is fracturing, and everyone knows it. 

After Studying Basic Econ, Mayor Vetoes Minimum Wage Hike

After Studying Basic Econ, Mayor Vetoes Minimum Wage Hike

Baltimore’s new Democratic Mayor surprised her constituents by vetoing a minimum wage hike last week.

3 Lessons Learned from Wisconsin's War on Foreign Butter

3 Lessons Learned from Wisconsin's War on Foreign Butter

A number of Irish citizens were surprised to find out that selling Kerrygold butter — a line of butter produced in Ireland — is a crime in Wisconsin.

Have You Been Using the Term Liberal Incorrectly?

Have You Been Using the Term Liberal Incorrectly?

The change in meaning came about somewhere around 1900 in English speaking countries. Tragic, but it's more than just a definition disfigurement.

Why Is Trump Waging War on the Freedom Caucus?

Why Is Trump Waging War on the Freedom Caucus?

This is not about partisanship. It is about obtaining freer lives.

Gender Pay Gap Myths (and Truths)

Gender Pay Gap Myths (and Truths)

The gender wage gap is not as simple as either the defenders of markets or their feminist critics make it out to be. 

Steve Bannon: Not a Fan of Limited Government

Steve Bannon: Not a Fan of Limited Government

Donald Trump's top strategist said limited government Republicans are not "living in the real world."

Milton Friedman on 'the Major Fault of the Collectivist Philosophy'

Milton Friedman on 'the Major Fault of the Collectivist Philosophy'

In his 1951 essay “Neo-Liberalism and its Prospects,” Milton Friedman predicted a retreat of collectivism few saw coming. 

Six Graphs that Reveal Big Problems for Student and Auto Loans

Six Graphs that Reveal Big Problems for Student and Auto Loans

Forget the housing bubble. These graphs show we're heading for some serious problems in the auto and student loan arenas.

Feminist Author: Women Need to Stop Playing the Victim

Feminist Author: Women Need to Stop Playing the Victim

Feminist author Fay Weldon suggests that it is men, not women, who can now claim victimhood status.

Learning Opportunities From Our Partners at FEE

Learning Opportunities From Our Partners at FEE

FEE's program recently was named by Forbes as a top summer high school program. Mention the word TAKEOUT in your scholarship application!

Stop Calling the 'Freedom Caucus' the 'Rebellious Far Right Wing'

Stop Calling the 'Freedom Caucus' the 'Rebellious Far Right Wing'

The New York Times has a habit of carelessly using the phrase 'far right,' Jeffrey Tucker writes.

Court Rules That the Truth about Milk Can Finally be Told

Court Rules That the Truth about Milk Can Finally be Told

A Florida creamery sues the government and wins the right to be truthful in its advertising.

How the Government Ruined US Healthcare — and What Can Be Done

How the Government Ruined US Healthcare — and What Can Be Done

When government gets involved in healthcare, everything looks like another number, another statistic.

Five Graphs That Will Change Your Mind About Poverty

Five Graphs That Will Change Your Mind About Poverty

Despite public perceptions to the contrary, extreme poverty has declined significantly, to the point where its end may actually be in sight.

Only Markets Can Defeat Poverty

Only Markets Can Defeat Poverty

The more government tries to “help,” the more the poor are denied choice, mired in dependency, exploited by bureaucrats and politicians.

While Politicians Bicker, Medical Care is Quietly Evolving

While Politicians Bicker, Medical Care is Quietly Evolving

Will this revolutionize the healthcare industry?

18 Domestic Cuts Trump is Proposing in New Budget

18 Domestic Cuts Trump is Proposing in New Budget

Donald Trump's budget director Mick Mulvaney has assembled a thoughtful array of cuts.

6 Charts that Show the Divide Between Rural and Urban America

6 Charts that Show the Divide Between Rural and Urban America

Sociologists, economists, geographers and historians describe the divide from different angles.

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