Economics

A Progressive Explains Why the Left Downplays Family Structure

A Progressive Explains Why the Left Downplays Family Structure

Are we actually more bigoted and discriminatory toward children when we refuse to promote the traditional two-parent family?

Is Amazon’s Minimum Wage Move a Political Ploy?

Is Amazon’s Minimum Wage Move a Political Ploy?

Amazon made headlines after it announced it would raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour, a move that will impact more than 350,000 of its U.S. employees beginning November 1st. 

The One Question You Can Ask to Uncover a President’s Economic Principles

The One Question You Can Ask to Uncover a President’s Economic Principles

What is the economic problem that society faces, and how will you help solve it?

Unboxing Amazon’s New $15 per Hour Minimum Wage

Unboxing Amazon’s New $15 per Hour Minimum Wage

Many people assume that to raise wages, big companies must be dragged along by government policy. Amazon’s eye-opening announcement yesterday suggests otherwise.

Would the US be Happy Doing Things the ‘Swedish Way’?

Would the US be Happy Doing Things the ‘Swedish Way’?

Sweden has traditionally been portrayed in the US political debate as the epitome of democratic socialism... but would such a system work here?

How the Myth of the 'Robber Barons' Began—and Why It Persists

How the Myth of the 'Robber Barons' Began—and Why It Persists

The widely-accepted "history" of America's Gilded Age was grossly inaccurate, but it told a compelling story that many fell for hook, line, and sinker.

Your First Job: Real Costs of the Minimum Wage

Your First Job: Real Costs of the Minimum Wage

With midterm elections approaching, ideological battlegrounds are being staked out — and few carry greater promise of enticing voters than minimum wage policy.

Five Things I Noticed About America After Living Abroad

Five Things I Noticed About America After Living Abroad

Since I’ve been abroad so long, I’m looking at my homeland through the eyes of a foreigner. Here are five things that jumped out at me right away.

4 Reasons More Young People Should Consider Buying Starter Homes

4 Reasons More Young People Should Consider Buying Starter Homes

Your first house doesn't have to be your dream house. In fact, there are good reasons it shouldn't be.

You Can Trust The Polls in 2018, If You Read Them Carefully

You Can Trust The Polls in 2018, If You Read Them Carefully

On the morning of Nov. 8, 2016, many Americans went to bed confident that Hillary Clinton would be elected the nation’s first female president. Their confidence was driven, in no small part, by a pervasive message that Clinton was ahead in the polls and forecasts leading up to the election.

How One African Nation is Pulling Itself Out of Poverty

How One African Nation is Pulling Itself Out of Poverty

How did Botswana manage to get out of the poverty trap?

The New York Times Explains Why the Minimum Wage Should Be $0.00

The New York Times Explains Why the Minimum Wage Should Be $0.00

One of the greatest takedowns of the minimum wage you’ll ever find comes from an unlikely place.

How Public Pension Liabilities Are Becoming Public Threats

How Public Pension Liabilities Are Becoming Public Threats

Underfunded state pension plans are becoming a pressing problem for state governments.   Even a  wealthy state like Oregon is moving towards a crisis.  

Should College be Free?

Should College be Free?

Some students think that America should offer free college education, like Europe.  But comparing the two educational system is comparing apples and oranges.  The American system, for all its problems, is more open and flexible.  

Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and the $3500 Suit

Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and the $3500 Suit

Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez's expensive suit and clothes don't contradict her Socialism.  On the contrary, they are perfectly consistent with historical Socialist practice.  

Survey Reveals Double Standard on Raising Taxes for Public Higher Ed

Survey Reveals Double Standard on Raising Taxes for Public Higher Ed

It's a whole different game when you're asked to open your wallet...

Five Lesser Known Financial Crises of the 20th Century

Five Lesser Known Financial Crises of the 20th Century

Between the 1930s and 2008, the world economy experienced five significant economic crises. Although not all impacted the United States directly, they had severe repercussions in the countries affected. 

Seven Ways Men Are No Longer the ‘Privileged’ Sex

Seven Ways Men Are No Longer the ‘Privileged’ Sex

Once the “privileged” sex with many advantages, the American male now seems to be fighting an uphill battle to maintain a fair and reasonable position in society.

Three Ways the U.S. has Changed Since 9/11

Three Ways the U.S. has Changed Since 9/11

Seventeen years after Pearl Harbor the United States presided over a stable world order and a robust, growing economy.  Seventeen years after 9/11, the United States looks weaker and poorer while the world looks less stable.  

Three Movies You Should Watch to Understand the Economic Collapse of 2008

Three Movies You Should Watch to Understand the Economic Collapse of 2008

It has been ten years since Lehmann Brothers investment bank collapsed. This set off the banking crisis which led to a world wide recession.  These three movies give good insight into what happened, why and the consequences.

‘Cosby’ Actor Reminds Us of the Dignity of Work

‘Cosby’ Actor Reminds Us of the Dignity of Work

After a decades-long career in film, theater, and education, actor Geoffrey Owens decided to take a part-time job as a cashier at Trader Joe’s.

Is the World Really Getting Richer?

Is the World Really Getting Richer?

The news of the day of the might give the impression that the world is getting worse every hour. But that may not be the case. 

Faith, Family, Government, & the Company Store

Faith, Family, Government, & the Company Store

Who profits from the dismantling of the black family in the United States? Somebody does. Who profits from the collapse of the white working class family? Somebody does.

The In-N-Out Burger Boycott Shows that Under Socialism, Those Who Don’t Obey Won’t Eat

The In-N-Out Burger Boycott Shows that Under Socialism, Those Who Don’t Obey Won’t Eat

What kind of twisted mindset demands obedience from others? A mindset that loves power.

Undermining the Independence of the Fed is a Terrible Idea

Undermining the Independence of the Fed is a Terrible Idea

In a recent Reuters interview, Trump outspokenly criticized Jerome Powell, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve System, for “raising interest rates.”

Google and Apple Are Recognizing the Façade of the Education System

Google and Apple Are Recognizing the Façade of the Education System

The question is, will the rest of America do the same?

7 Things I'd Do if I Wanted to Keep Poor People Poor

7 Things I'd Do if I Wanted to Keep Poor People Poor

If I wanted to keep poor people poor, there are several government policies I would favor. Let's count them down.

Why the Sudden Frenzy Against Plastic Straws?

Why the Sudden Frenzy Against Plastic Straws?

Plastic straws are now in the cross hairs of various levels of government. What leads to this American political culture of bans, restrictions and controls from above?

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