Economics

Why UPS Is Able to Save the Environment While Ethanol Subsidies Destroy It

Why UPS Is Able to Save the Environment While Ethanol Subsidies Destroy It

Yes, UPS is out to earn a profit, but looking out for the “people” goes hand in hand with maximizing profits.

Is Tucker Right?

Is Tucker Right?

Is Tucker Carlson right to argue that the free market can be destructive to the family?

Denmark to American Politicians: We’re Not Socialist

Denmark to American Politicians: We’re Not Socialist

A new report notes that, by some measures, Denmark and the Nordic “socialist” countries have more economic freedom than the United States.

Why California’s 6-Month Paid Leave Program is Not as Popular as You Think

Why California’s 6-Month Paid Leave Program is Not as Popular as You Think

California Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced a new plan to offer 6-months of paid family leave, but the program isn't as popular as you might think.

The Man Who Created the German Economic Miracle

The Man Who Created the German Economic Miracle

With the post-war German economy in ruins, a little-known economist named Ludwig Erhard suggested a bold kick start:  replace the old currency with the Deutsche Mark and lift all economic controls.   It worked.  The German economy boomed.  

A History Lesson on the Shifting Political Stances on Illegal Immigration

A History Lesson on the Shifting Political Stances on Illegal Immigration

"Border control is a federal responsibility," says... Dianne Feinstein?

Millennials: A Lost Generation Without the Booze and Jazz

Millennials: A Lost Generation Without the Booze and Jazz

They entered an economy ravaged by their parents,  Now they must regroup, persist and somehow prevail.  

Three Tips for Talking to Your Spouse about Finances

Three Tips for Talking to Your Spouse about Finances

As you plan for your future together, couples should talk about money decisions as "we, us, our." Language matters.

Trump May Be Down, but He Shouldn't Be Counted Out.

Trump May Be Down, but He Shouldn't Be Counted Out.

Even unpopular presidents have a way of getting reelected.

Why 'Taxing the Rich' Falls on the Middle Class Instead

Why 'Taxing the Rich' Falls on the Middle Class Instead

Taxing the rich sounds great... until one realizes that those taxes fall on the middle class instead.

Mistakes People Make When They Are Fired

Mistakes People Make When They Are Fired

Everyone will get fired at some point in a career.

The Profession that Dare Not Speak Its Name

The Profession that Dare Not Speak Its Name

If someone is so delusional as to think I don’t work, then calling myself a “work-at-home mom” isn’t going to change their minds.

The Ironies of Illegal Immigration

The Ironies of Illegal Immigration

A recent poll revealed that one-third of Mexicans (34 percent) would like to emigrate to the United States. Such massive potential emigration into the United States makes no sense.

George Bernard Shaw Was so Enamored with Socialism He Advocated Genocide to Advance It

George Bernard Shaw Was so Enamored with Socialism He Advocated Genocide to Advance It

For decades, Shaw was a staunch proponent of genocide, refusing to soften his views even after the full horror of the Nazi death camps was brought to light.

Data Show California Is a Living Example of the Good Intentions Fallacy

Data Show California Is a Living Example of the Good Intentions Fallacy

"Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it."

Owner of Historic Boston Restaurant Says Minimum Wage Hikes Hastened Its Demise

Owner of Historic Boston Restaurant Says Minimum Wage Hikes Hastened Its Demise

The owner says it’s due in part to a recently passed law that raised the minimum wage from $11 to $12 an hour on Jan. 1, and will further increase it to $15 by 2024.

Are We Witnessing the End of the Bitcoin Era?

Are We Witnessing the End of the Bitcoin Era?

Has the Bitcoin bubble burst? It is hard to say because Bitcoin does not fit into the categories which historically define a bubble.  

The Rich Never Actually Paid 70 Percent

The Rich Never Actually Paid 70 Percent

The 70 percent tax rate figures prominently in the financial equation behind the “Green New Deal” proposal championed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The Nash Equilibrium Minimum Wage Is Zero

The Nash Equilibrium Minimum Wage Is Zero

There is simply no level of a minimum wage that can make sense when looked at as a Nash equilibrium problem, where we take logical steps from zero to infinity and then all the way back down to zero.

Castro's Revolution on Its 60th Anniversary

Castro's Revolution on Its 60th Anniversary

Castro's Communist regime has often been praised for improving literacy and health care in Cuba. 60 years of statistics paint a different picture.

Amid the Seas of Empty Asphalt, after Christmas

Amid the Seas of Empty Asphalt, after Christmas

Zoning laws have create seas of mall parking lots, mostly empty. Whole small towns could have been built in their place.

15 Things You Should Know about the 2018 Partial Government Shutdown

15 Things You Should Know about the 2018 Partial Government Shutdown

Government shutdowns are complicated.   15 things to explain what is going on.  

Human Freedom Index 2018

Human Freedom Index 2018

CATO has published its 2018 Human Freedom Index.  Personal and economic freedom has been increasing around the world, with the exception of the Middle East and North Africa.  

America’s Got Talent and It’s All around Us

America’s Got Talent and It’s All around Us

You have heard the cliche:  people are America's greatest resource.   Well, it's true.  

Net Neutrality Repeal: The Internet Apocalypse That Never Came

Net Neutrality Repeal: The Internet Apocalypse That Never Came

Whether the naysayers are willing to admit it or not, less government regulation results in better outcomes for both companies and consumers.

Watch the Growth of the World’s 10 Largest Economies over the Last 60 Years
The People of Venezuela Are Starving. Why Did Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn Support Their Oppressors?

The People of Venezuela Are Starving. Why Did Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn Support Their Oppressors?

Given that the Venezuelan tragedy is manmade, it is hard to fathom why politicians such as Jeremy Corbyn and Bernie Sanders, who provided succor to the Hugo Chavez regime, are not laughed out of politics.

School Bans Designer Coats in Order to 'Poverty Proof' Campus

School Bans Designer Coats in Order to 'Poverty Proof' Campus

“Poverty proofing” is all the rage in the UK as educators have become concerned that lower-income students are facing too much social stigma from their peers in public schools.

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