Economics

Failing Well Is the Key to Success

Failing Well Is the Key to Success

Defeat is painful, but it is absolutely necessary for growth.

4 Common Capitalism Myths Debunked

4 Common Capitalism Myths Debunked

The term Marx coined stuck and has led to some confusion about why markets actually work.

The Instant Pot Can Teach Us a Lot About Capitalism (and the Key to Entrepreneurial Success)

The Instant Pot Can Teach Us a Lot About Capitalism (and the Key to Entrepreneurial Success)

Without traditional advertising, Instant Pot has become a best-selling item on Amazon, selling 215,000 units on Amazon Prime Day.

Howling Cow Ice Cream: An NC State Experiment in Hands-On Learning

Howling Cow Ice Cream: An NC State Experiment in Hands-On Learning

Do more schools need to provide students with opportunities to put what they learn into practice?

2017: The Year in Facts and Falsehoods

2017: The Year in Facts and Falsehoods

Five facts and five falsehoods which the media and politicians spread in 2017.

Knowing Their Harm, Politicians Still Push for Minimum Wages

Knowing Their Harm, Politicians Still Push for Minimum Wages

We have minimum wage hikes for the same reason we have rent control, protectionism, and thousands of other destructive policies.

1 of Every 5 Government Employees Has a 6-Figure Salary

1 of Every 5 Government Employees Has a 6-Figure Salary

Almost 30,000 rank-and-file government employees make over $190,823, more than any governor of the 50 states.

Does the Bennett Hypothesis Still Matter?

Does the Bennett Hypothesis Still Matter?

If the government gives money to students to spend on education, then students will be able and willing to spend more on that product. ... And now, we’re seeing the effects.

No, Tax Cuts Don't Kill People

No, Tax Cuts Don't Kill People

No one’s going to die just because the individual mandate gets repealed.

Fact Check: Did Republicans ‘Essentially’ Repeal Obamacare?

Fact Check: Did Republicans ‘Essentially’ Repeal Obamacare?

President Donald Trump claimed the GOP tax bill that Congress passed Wednesday “essentially” repeals Obamacare. But does it?

Illinois Sees Record Loss of People and Income, IRS Data Shows

Illinois Sees Record Loss of People and Income, IRS Data Shows

Data released by the Internal Revenue Service shows the Land of Lincoln could be in big trouble.

Musician Has Life Savings Stolen During Police Traffic Stop

Musician Has Life Savings Stolen During Police Traffic Stop

The Wyoming Highway Patrol seized nearly $92,000 from musician Phil Parhamovich, who was never even accused or charged with a crime.

National Review Errs on Tax Cuts

National Review Errs on Tax Cuts

National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru says the tax cuts don't tilt toward the middle class. He's wrong.

Why Republicans Shouldn't Get So Excited About Tax Cuts

Why Republicans Shouldn't Get So Excited About Tax Cuts

Congressional Republicans delivered on tax reform. That was the easy part.

Only 1 in 4 Millennials Demonstrate ‘Basic Financial Literacy,’ According to George Washington University Poll

Only 1 in 4 Millennials Demonstrate ‘Basic Financial Literacy,’ According to George Washington University Poll

Those numbers are understandable when one looks at how much time states spend on financial literacy instruction.

40 Million Americans Are Living in Poverty? FALSE

40 Million Americans Are Living in Poverty? FALSE

Census statistics on poverty ignore a great many things.

Final Tax Bill: Middle Class Gets Biggest Cut

Final Tax Bill: Middle Class Gets Biggest Cut

Republicans are expected to pass sweeping tax legislation Tuesday. Here's what the finalized bill looks like. 

Why the Alt-Right is Against Capitalism

Why the Alt-Right is Against Capitalism

The alt-right’s turn toward overt anti-capitalism is neither surprising nor new nor counterintuitive.

3 Reasons Millennials Should Consider Ditching Karl Marx for Ayn Rand

3 Reasons Millennials Should Consider Ditching Karl Marx for Ayn Rand

Karl Marx doesn’t align with what’s important to Millennials.

Rest and Quiet Contemplation: We Need More

Rest and Quiet Contemplation: We Need More

How much can the chattering class actually help me be a better person, a better husband, a better father, or a better boss?

Gay Men Now Earn More Than Straight Men, Study Finds

Gay Men Now Earn More Than Straight Men, Study Finds

A new study conducted by researchers at Vanderbilt University found that gay men make considerably more than straight men, on average.

Are 'Grinch Bots' Stealing Christmas?

Are 'Grinch Bots' Stealing Christmas?

Why we should not be making a federal case over Fingerlings.

Eating Out is Probably Devouring Much More of Your Budget Than You Realize

Eating Out is Probably Devouring Much More of Your Budget Than You Realize

A new study reveals a big gap in what people think they spend on eating out and what they actually spend. 

Are Republicans the Party for the Rich?

Are Republicans the Party for the Rich?

If the GOP wants to shed the label “party of the rich,” Republican leaders would be wise to begin thinking broadly about what’s actually in the public interest instead of throwing bones to the check-writers.

Americans Say Government is America’s Biggest Problem, Gallup Poll Finds

Americans Say Government is America’s Biggest Problem, Gallup Poll Finds

A new Gallup poll found that Americans' feelings on one issue are strikingly similar to those from a poll taken during the Watergate era.

Latest Millennial Dream Job? Farming

Latest Millennial Dream Job? Farming

Why the sudden uptick in college-educated, twenty-something, farming newbies entering the field?

Study: Too Many Jobs are Demanding Unnecessary College Degrees

Study: Too Many Jobs are Demanding Unnecessary College Degrees

If you want a job that pays a decent wage, you have to pay to play via college. But a new study suggests this doesn't have to be the case.

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.

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