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Countries that actually have single-payer universal health care demonstrate exactly why that would be a terrible way to address the coronavirus.
Many people claim they could never work from home, but studies show that for the most of people, working from home increases their productivity.
New York's production of hand sanitizer doesn't solve the economic problem that over consumption during emergencies really hurts people in need.
Target's attempt to placate the Fight for 15 crowd has had disastrous effects on many of its employees in terms of their pay, hours, and benefits.
Tariffs' beneficial effects have not been limited to the economy, despite the efforts of interested media parties to say otherwise.
The interest rate is only going to get higher as Chinese production continues to be negatively impacted by the coronavirus.
The coronavirus pandemic underscores the fundamental fact that America can’t be great again until it restores its economic independence.
The largest cities in America are once again proving that they generally are terribly irresponsible with their citizens' money.
The inability to speak English doesn't stop someone from working, but it does make it easier to receive benefits from the Disability Insurance program.
Nearly 800 million people in China are under some set of restrictions regarding their ability to move about their own country, provinces, and cities.
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went out of her way to harass the only pro-free-market witness at a hearing on paid family leave.
American reliance on Chinese pharmaceutical manufacturing presents us with a unique set of national security issues.
Social Security is a broken system which taxes us at exorbitant rates and provides negative returns on our "investments."
Despite completing a world-class education at the University of Chicago, for decades, Sanders never developed skills that would allow him to earn a living.
The economic impacts of the coronavirus could be felt in China and the world for many years to come.
Is there even an upper limit on how high of a minimum wage politicians like Tom Steyer will promise American voters?
Seventy percent of college students graduated with debt in 2019 – on average, US$30,000.
Even if the coronavirus were to stay contained in mainland China, Americans will still feel its effects in their lives in many ways.
Kobe Bryant's letter to his younger self reveals a great deal about the economic realities of modern American society and human nature.
It’s an injustice to care about community character so much that you’ll use government power to block people’s access to affordable food.
City officials in Sweden are ordering a school cook to downgrade her meals in order to create lunch time equality.
History is repeating itself in the world of crony capitalism as yet another solar plant goes up in smoke, alongside $1 billion in taxpayers' money.
Soviet history is something every American should learn before it is too late to prevent its repetition here at home.
It's not hard to find things to be thankful for in America. Just take a look inside your trash can today.
Amazon's Jack Ryan series is full of bald-faced lies about Venezuela's current crisis, as well as taking swipes at President Trump.
New York and Florida have similar populations of 20 million and 21 million, respectively. But state and local governments in New York spent twice as much ($348 billion) as governments in Florida ($177 billion).
Every two or three years, a group of bureaucrats gets together to adjust trade restrictions on endangered species. Their work actually hurts those species.
States aren't just failing to protect their citizens' private property, in some ways state governments are actively working to steal it away.
It's a lie that Venezuela is not a socialist country. Here's a list of the industries that Hugo Chavez nationalized during his rule.
Republicans need to do a better job of definitively standing for conservative principles, or they'll lose more than just the next election.
Unions get far too much credit for things such as the 40 hour work week. Workers should instead be thanking Henry Ford and other businessmen.
The Christmas season, and the resulting returns of unwanted gifts, play havoc with the United States Postal Service, which bleeds money well into January.
As we enter the third decade of the third millennium, it's important to take time to look at the good news of how the human condition continues to improve.
A new California law set to go into effect in the new year is the latest example of misguided legislation hurting the very people it was aimed to “protect” in the Golden State.
Planet earth is getting better and better for humans on a number of economic and lifestyle metrics, not just in the West, but also around the world.
Allegations that higher-income earners don’t pay their “fair share” of taxes are a mainstay misrepresentation of the political left.
Marx had a keen eye for nonsense, except when he himself was writing it.
People often believe that good things can only happen when people set out to do good things. Here's why good things can come from ordinary deeds.
Three players signed contracts for a total of $814 million recently. If they'd signed those contracts for different teams, they'd be taking home a lot more.
Last week, Miami art gallery Art Basel sold, for $120,000, a piece of art composed of a banana duct taped to a wall. The banana used in the display is a real banana, and on Saturday, a performance artist named David Datuna ate some of it.
In the Soviet Union it was communism that killed days of rest.
In Ruffalo’s paradise our rulers won’t stop with seizing our wealth. To maintain their power, they will need to control how we think.
The very usage of the terms “capitalism” and “socialism” has evolved past the point of clear meaning.
For many people college degrees simply aren't worth the price of tuition, so we need to be more transparent about this cost/benefit analysis.
Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and others may be pushing socialism today, but they're far from the first American politicians to do so.
Americans are staying put more often than ever before. What's driving the lack of movement within the United States?
There is something very, very wrong when the government starts creating incentives that push moms out of the home and into the workforce when they don’t want to be there.
It's not student loan debt, or non-family-friendly employment policies.
Chic-fil-A's recent decision causes some to question its authenticity to Christians and to LGBT+ groups.
Why do we push entrepreneurship on young people when all the data show that they're very likely to fail?
Solar panels have long been lauded by environmentalists and proponents of renewable energy, but do they do more harm than good to the green cause?
The Malthusian doomsday prediction has been spectacularly wrong, and yet still popular, for more than 200 years. How many people have to die to satisfy today's alarmists?
The fact that Rolling Stone attempts to cite science to justify porn and villainize self-control shows our lack of consensus on virtue.
Is Bernie wrong about peaceful Swedish socialism?
Does expanding the school day serve families?
Women and children are being bought and sold on the fertility and surrogacy markets. There are many problems with this trade, and these are just a few of them.
The lessons of history and human nature should warn us against socialism. Millennials seem to be willfully ignorant of both.
High taxes, an intolerant liberal culture, skyrocketing gas prices, and many other problems plague California. Could we be seeing the beginning of the end of this state?
The quote is surprising but revealing.
We so often think about how regulations from the federal government affect our lives. Unfortunately there are many other sources of equally burdensome regulations.
The rejection of our culture's archetypical and actual fatherhood leaves us all orphans searching for meaning.
When acceptable speech is limited in public schools, kids will be kicked out for nonconformity.
What does the closing of a major retailer of maternity clothes indicate about our demographics?
California continues to rank among the most poverty stricken states in the country. There's a few explanations for why that is.
We all need to delegate some work from time to time. Why are women less likely to do so than men?
Vice President Mike Pence should ignore Charles Barkley and keep talking about China and its abuses in trade and human rights alike.
Society will pay if we don't value parents; should we start now?
Heads up for Halloween: Not all candy is taxed equally.
Here's a great way to teach kids about markets.
It's deeper than care for immigrants or concern for our borders.
To fight the fallout from automation, we need to care for our workers thoughtfully.
South Park, the NBA, and Blizzard show us that Americans still value freedom.
Is it an affront to society's ability to meaningfully assess female sport performance when biological men begin to compete?
Women have made a huge impact on economic thought over the history of the field. These three made an especially important mark.
Or at least a strategy?
China is a country experiencing enormous economic growth in spite of, not because of, its central planners.
Businesses often become rich through care, not class warfare.
Are we on the verge of seeing the popularity of Democratic Socialism morph into the brave new world of Communism 2.0?
Our national migraine is $23 trillion. We need to talk with our representatives about the headache, if we want a cure.
As the $15-an-hour minimum wage takes effect, businesses are cutting hours, declining in quality, and eventually shuttering their doors.
Joe Biden and AOC are similar in a way you might not expect.
Salary transparency might not be as fair as we might be led to think.
AOC is supporting a bailout of crony capitalism.
Why should we use a wealth tax to drive competent administrators out of their companies?
The most recent protest was staged by climate activists in Great Britain. But their plans didn’t quite work out the way they thought they would.
Kamala Harris and other Democrats believe the state has the right to tell you what to eat.
It's deeper than the pursuit.
Technical education in high school provides one pathway to meaningful work for men.
Becoming a billionaire requires seizing opportunities with hands willing to do hard work.
Many Americans are drowning in anxiety, and swimming against a tide of drugs. Should we think again about more holistic solutions to our health problems?
The leadership of the Khmer Rogue was influenced heavily by Marxist socialism. What was the impact of those ideas on the world?
We bet you didn't know that energy drinks correspond to Marxist class divisions.
While the UAW has a history of successful strikes against General Motors, the circumstances today are much different then they were in the 20th century.
Governmental agencies can't even leave a preschool fundraiser alone anymore. Where will the bureaucracy end?
Half a million Americans are without homes, and 47 percent are in one state: California. Why?
Hong Kong: A reminder to Marxists that man is not only material.
The politicians pushing Medicare for All know how much it will cost, but some of them are just more honest than others about how they'll pay for it.
Think before you speak. This is the first lesson political advisors teach rookie politicians.
Teenagers need an entry level job to build connections, work ethic, and gain job experience. But fewer and fewer teens are able to get that first job.
California's AB5 would end up depriving thousands of citizens of the flexibility of a job in the gig economy with companies like Uber and Lyft.
The gender pay gap has been reversed in this "authentic" and "fun" new version of the classic game of Monopoly.
Fears of overpopulation have been stoked by wildly inaccurate predictions for centuries. When are we going to learn better?
To utilize their own logic, the New York Times' 1619 project can trace its roots back to the father of Communism.
A lot of human society is based around fossil fuels. What would the consequence be if we eliminated them?
Socialism has been tried again and again, with varying degrees of failure every time. Nobody ever seems to learn.
Even geniuses can't always see where human ingenuity will take them.
We don’t fully value the work of “garbagemen” until we have to live without their services.
Minimum wage laws have a long and dirty history in social engineering and eugenics.
Politicians in both parties are rallying around the President as he does what is necessary necessary and takes on China's unfair trade policies.
The honorable goal of preventing children's deaths has unitended consquenes when government regulations come into play.
Kids participating in Utah's Children’s Entrepreneur Market are being ordered by government officials to pay sales tax on their small businesses. But one activist says children are exempt from such taxes.
Everything has a trade-off, no matter what 1-800 number politician is on the line.
I’d almost give my firstborn to see Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Donald Trump, and the others enrolled in a “Bastiat for Beginners” course.
Those who argue against Trump's immigration policies by looking abroad are in serious error.
We don’t need ideology. We need ideas.
For recycling to be a socially commendable activity, it has to pass one of two tests: the profit test, or the net environmental-savings test....
Given the political momentum for the “Fight for 15” movement, culminating in the House voting in favor of a $15 national minimum wage last month, the article made for perfect social media fodder.
In two decades, almost one third of Americans will be older than 60.
In the absence of reform, expect the Post Office to keep racking up the losses.
What’s the best approach for dealing with our neighbors on the streets who seek our aid?
This is the way of socialism. Is it time we as Americans start rejecting this way at every opportunity?
There are millions of highly-educated, foreign-born individuals in the US workforce with stories like mine. We took an entrepreneurial approach to our lives, seeking to better ourselves and live the American dream.
All I saw were villains, saying predictable things and unwilling to learn and change.
Apprenticeship programs could offer a promising college alternative, but establishing them can be difficult.
But it’s sometimes difficult to refrain from chuckling at the absurdities of its most devoted adherents.
Every time President Trump raises tariffs, the media clucks that American consumers will pay the price. This hasn’t happened yet, and it won’t happen now.
California isn’t nicknamed Commiefornia for nothing.
Before you choose to birth strike for the uncertain good of the planet, it might be wise to consider these almost-certain truths.
Are those who oppose raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour transgressing the Scripture and mocking the Lord God Almighty? One might get that impression from watching Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate, when one of the...
Frank Beard's “30 Days of Gas Station Food” experiment shows that Americans enjoy a a bevy of nutritious food options, even in the places we least expect them.
Increasing the minimum wage doesn’t do much good for workers if they end up working far fewer hours than they would like.
“50 percent of the work is done by the square root of the total number of people who participate in the work.”
American businesses can help solve the growing waste problem.
Manufacturers are creating monopolies by preventing customers (or anyone else) from fixing their products. It's time to end that.
Aaron Sarin's "When the Lion Wakes" reveals harrowing truths about the Chinese Communist Party.
The unconstitutional practice of home equity theft has allowed individuals to be stripped of their property without fair compensation.
The Sanders campaign, which has called for a $15 minimum wage since its beginning, now struggles to meet that demand for many of its own workers.
Don’t give in to social pressure, use the self-checkout if you wish, and don’t lose any sleep over what your friends are sharing in their social media feeds.
Practice frugality. Work hard. Save and invest your money.
The minimum wage’s apparent popularity might be political pyrite (fool’s gold).
We should applaud as Americans become disenchanted with a world of cubicles and debt. They’re finding greater reward in learning a trade.
As long as we place ourselves beneath the yoke of “cheap labor” and the “cheap cause” of ideologues, the immigration status quo will continue to hollow out what little remains of our way of life.
Perhaps if the government demanded less (coercively), people would give more voluntarily.
There wasn’t a wide gap between what was being discussed at Socialism 2019 and the ideas emerging from a growing segment of the American left.
Could summer jobs be the key to decreasing crime?
Bitcoin is back. The pioneering cryptocurrency has shown clear signs of recovery in the last months, moving from $3,715 in January this year to nearly $12,000 today.
“I, Pencil” has persuaded people of the wonders of the free market. Some want it to be destroyed.
When viewed analytically—based on how much money they generate—women in soccer actually make more than men.
The minimum wage was not the only factor Restaurants Unlimited blamed for their impending bankruptcy. The company also cited a pair of soft restaurant openings and a decline in casual dining.
Saying that you will eliminate over a million jobs held by the poorest people in America is not exactly a winning message. Instead, they frame it as a pay increase. Will Americans be fooled?
Yep, I’m eating at McDonald’s. And so are a lot of other people. Let’s see why.
Free exchanges are positive-sum endeavors. They work because both parties — in their own estimation — benefit. This is how wealth is increased through production and exchange.
I share a lot of the concerns and goals of those who describe themselves as “socialists.” Why, then, am I not a socialist? I think, though, that they are making serious mistakes. To put it simply, people too often mistake the ends for the...
Mayor de Blasio’s policies keep New York City kids trapped in violent, chronically failing schools.
A higher minimum wage is sold as a way to help millions out of poverty. The reality is that it only benefits a small minority to the cost of everyone else.
To a city slicker like me, 4-H and farm chores epitomize the discipline and ethos of Midwestern Americans.
The bottom line is that within 16 years, either Social Security recipients will have to take a 20 percent benefits cut, or workers will have to incur a 20 percent payroll tax increase.
I liked “Avengers: Endgame,” whose plot is based on time-traveling superheroes. It was definitely three hours of escapist fun. But the hype surrounding its box office records, like its plot, shouldn’t be taken too seriously.