Economics

Leaving the Peach State Won’t Be so Peachy for Netflix

Leaving the Peach State Won’t Be so Peachy for Netflix

As Netflix attempts to strong-arm the state of Georgia, they may want to take time for some self-evaluation.

The Tax That Closed 3,600 Doctors' Offices

The Tax That Closed 3,600 Doctors' Offices

Envy-driven taxation schemes, political calculations, and overregulation hinder anyone willing to “minister to the needs of suffering humanity.”

AOC's Gardening Advice Channels Mao

AOC's Gardening Advice Channels Mao

We may laugh at Ocasio-Cortez’s boundless hubris, but let’s learn from history.

Aldi and the Virtues of 'Brutal Efficiency'

Aldi and the Virtues of 'Brutal Efficiency'

Aldi’s striking simplicity helps remind us of the core of what we’re after with trade and exchange.

Should Hikers Pay for Their Own Rescue?

Should Hikers Pay for Their Own Rescue?

Usually, such emergency services are provided “free” to victims as part of the overall “public good” of safety. In reality, the costs fall upon taxpayers, who are often irritated at having to bail out individuals who don’t take common sense precautions.  

When the Tassle Isn't Worth the Hassle

When the Tassle Isn't Worth the Hassle

Looking beyond the practicalities, though, we should keep in mind that education ought to be more than mere job preparation. It should be soulcraft, enabling the student to realize his human potential, and preparing him to embrace the true, beautiful, and good (both in this world and the next).

For Some Millennials, ‘Despair Springs Eternal’

For Some Millennials, ‘Despair Springs Eternal’

A mindset of “despair springs eternal” can create our destiny. And as more people embrace socialism, the more likely we will no longer live under the blessings of capitalism, creating a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Forty-Four Things You Should Know About the Green New Deal

Forty-Four Things You Should Know About the Green New Deal

Imagine FDR’s New Deal took the Paris Climate Agreement out for drinks, one thing led to another, and — voila — nine months later they had a baby: The Green New Deal.

Marriott Finally Realizes That Competing With Airbnb Beats Lobbying Against It

Marriott Finally Realizes That Competing With Airbnb Beats Lobbying Against It

How, exactly, is Marriott going to compete directly with Airbnb?

Monetary Stability and the Independence of the Federal Reserve Bank

Monetary Stability and the Independence of the Federal Reserve Bank

Central Banks need to be independent of politics to make the right decisions about monetary policy. But that's not always what happens.   

Remembering the Original Meaning of the American Dream

Remembering the Original Meaning of the American Dream

It was about social responsibility, not material acquisition, and losing sight of it has cost us dearly.

 

Treat Others the Way Chick-fil-A Treats You

Treat Others the Way Chick-fil-A Treats You

Chick-fil-A employees undergo a comprehensive crash course in all things people skills before hitting the floor.

That Poll on Socialism Is Not as Alarming as It Seems

That Poll on Socialism Is Not as Alarming as It Seems

Once you drill down into the poll, you find out something very different from what the above finding suggests. It turns out that the same people who say they like socialism do not like government.

'Free' College Would Depreciate the Value of College Degrees Even More

'Free' College Would Depreciate the Value of College Degrees Even More

When government pays for free college, it is risking the money of the average taxpayer.

California Makes Housing Scarcer

California Makes Housing Scarcer

Rather than expand the supply of housing, the California legislation is moving to shrink the supply of housing instead.

Why the Elites Look Down on Manual Labor

Why the Elites Look Down on Manual Labor

We should always remind the working class that their “undignified” work should be celebrated.

Underemployment: The American Economy's Biggest Underreported Story

Underemployment: The American Economy's Biggest Underreported Story

Underemployed is defined as an individual with a college degree who has a job that only requires a high school diploma.

Smart Ways to Make College Cheaper and Better

Smart Ways to Make College Cheaper and Better

For the high cost of college, what do students learn?

Chicago’s Taxpayer Burden Hits $119k Per Person to Lead US Cities, Report Finds

Chicago’s Taxpayer Burden Hits $119k Per Person to Lead US Cities, Report Finds

If having the highest taxes were a competition, Chicago would be a clear winner.

Why Democratic Socialists Flunk Logic 101

Why Democratic Socialists Flunk Logic 101

How do we overcome our need to make our story cohere with our preexisting biases?

What Bernie Sanders Missed on His Soviet Honeymoon

What Bernie Sanders Missed on His Soviet Honeymoon

In 1988 Sanders was on what he called “a very strange honeymoon” with his bride Jane.

What the NYT Fails to Mention About Dads and the Division of Labor at Home

What the NYT Fails to Mention About Dads and the Division of Labor at Home

Are dads shirking their duty by committing less time to child care or is there something else at play?

Dumbfounded by American Socialism

Dumbfounded by American Socialism

Let’s allow one survivor of Communism to stand as a witness for the millions of dead around the globe, the neighbors snatched away in the dead of night, the beatings and torture, the theft of property, the erasure of private life, the work camps, the restrictions on speech and travel, the propaganda delivered as fact in schools and the press.

Zimbabwe Is a Basket Case; Botswana Shows It Doesn't Have to Be

Zimbabwe Is a Basket Case; Botswana Shows It Doesn't Have to Be

It will take years for Zimbabwe to get out of the hole that Mugabe dug.

Most of America's Rural Areas are Doomed to Decline

Most of America's Rural Areas are Doomed to Decline

The facts are clear and unarguable. Most of the nation’s smaller urban and rural counties are not growing and will not grow.

A Parent’s Primer On Why College Is So Pricey—and What You Can Do About It

A Parent’s Primer On Why College Is So Pricey—and What You Can Do About It

All of this talk about free college and student loan forgiveness should lead us to wonder why college costs and debt are rising in the first place.

This Man Grew Up in Venezuela. Here’s His Message to Americans Who Want Socialism.

This Man Grew Up in Venezuela. Here’s His Message to Americans Who Want Socialism.

For Ricardo Pita, socialism is not just theoretical. He has a message for those who haven't experienced it and think it will improve their country.

You Can Work for the Bernie 2020 Campaign, but Don't Expect Health Insurance

You Can Work for the Bernie 2020 Campaign, but Don't Expect Health Insurance

The Sanders campaign is currently advertising nearly two dozen job positions on the campaign website.

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