Economics

Effects of Immigration From Impoverished Nations

Effects of Immigration From Impoverished Nations

The answer varies considerably depending upon the circumstances and people affected, but some eye-opening patterns are present.

Why Hiring the ‘Best’ People Produces the Least Creative Results

Why Hiring the ‘Best’ People Produces the Least Creative Results

"Having people who have different mental perspectives is what’s important. If you want to explore things you haven’t explored, having people who look just like you and think just like you is not the best way."

Is Direct Primary Care the Future of Medicine?

Is Direct Primary Care the Future of Medicine?

Would we experience better care, lower prices, and less intrusion by third parties if we brought the modern doctor back to the local community?

Thomas Sowell: A Beacon of Reason in a Nonsensical World

Thomas Sowell: A Beacon of Reason in a Nonsensical World

Here are 25 quotes from Thomas Sowell, one of America's most outspoken luminaries.

The Pentagon Hunts for UFOs. Can You Guess How Much It Costs?

The Pentagon Hunts for UFOs. Can You Guess How Much It Costs?

Aliens are going to have a bad first impression of us if the first humans they meet are government bureaucrats.

Is it Time to Be Honest About Ethanol?

Is it Time to Be Honest About Ethanol?

Ethanol mandates raise the price of fuel, harms businesses, and create no green benefit. So why do we impose them?

Red Robin is Cutting 570 Jobs. Can You Guess Why?

Red Robin is Cutting 570 Jobs. Can You Guess Why?

The minimum wage wages war on entry-level workers.

Did Trump Throw the First Pitch in a Trade War with China?

Did Trump Throw the First Pitch in a Trade War with China?

President Trump's new tariffs on imports of solar panels and other domestic products are said to place 'America First.' But if they ignite a trade war with China everyone will lose. 

Does the Quest for Equality Degrade Women?

Does the Quest for Equality Degrade Women?

Does the quest for equality actually do more to insult women than it does to advance their cause?

Capitalism’s Biggest Enemies Are Capitalists

Capitalism’s Biggest Enemies Are Capitalists

Capitalism’s critics are a threat to capitalism. Capitalists who work with their cronies in government for favorable treatment are a bigger threat.

America’s Shrinking Middle-Class: What's Really Happening

America’s Shrinking Middle-Class: What's Really Happening

Everyone agrees that the middle-class is shrinking. But what if that is actually a good thing?

More Than a Million Low-Skilled Workers Just Got a Raise

More Than a Million Low-Skilled Workers Just Got a Raise

More than 125 companies announced pay raises or bonuses following passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Patients Are 'Dying in Corridors' of Britain’s Single-Payer Health System

Patients Are 'Dying in Corridors' of Britain’s Single-Payer Health System

Nearly 30% of Britain’s public services budget is spent on its socialized healthcare system.

California Has the Highest Poverty Rate in America. Why?

California Has the Highest Poverty Rate in America. Why?

Many people think Mississippi is the most poverty stricken state in America. They are wrong.

Master’s Degrees in Janitorial Science?

Master’s Degrees in Janitorial Science?

Data increasingly show that obtaining a master’s degree is hardly a surefire path to economic success.

California Makes 20x What Gas-Station Owners Make on a Gallon of Gasoline, After Tax Hike

California Makes 20x What Gas-Station Owners Make on a Gallon of Gasoline, After Tax Hike

California's gasoline tax rose by 12 cents per gallon on Nov. 1, bringing it to nearly 40 cents per gallon.

The Subtle ‘Tyranny’ of Regulatory Overlords

The Subtle ‘Tyranny’ of Regulatory Overlords

Who really benefits from the 14,000 pages of Dodd-Frank?

Why You Should Think Twice About a Master’s Degree If You Live in These States (See Charts)

Why You Should Think Twice About a Master’s Degree If You Live in These States (See Charts)

New research shows that following the crowd to greater levels of education may actually leave students worse off.

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?

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