Brittany Hunter

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When Sears Used the Market to Combat Jim Crow

After 125 years in business, Sears has filed for bankruptcy and may soon be closing its doors forever. This has elicited strong emotions, as Sears has been an integral part of America’s commercial history. But just like Blockbuster and Toys R Us, it...

Forget Lemonade Stands, These 'Kidtrepreneurs' Are Running Million-Dollar Companies

When most of us think of child entrepreneurs, our minds conjure up pictures of neighborhood lemonade stands and summer lawn mowing gigs. But in the modern marketplace, today’s “kidtrepreneurs” aren’t just running small-scale businesses anymore—they...

Is Amazon’s Minimum Wage Move a Political Ploy?

Amazon made headlines yesterday 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. This decision came in the wake of harsh criticisms claiming...

Amish Uber Shows that Entrepreneurship is Contagious

The ridesharing economy seems to know no bounds. From bike-sharing to platforms that pair riders with drivers who accept cryptocurrency to the most recent trend of motorized scooters, there seems to be something for everyone. But now, this...

The Solution to Poverty Isn't Charity. It's Opportunity

When we fall ill, our bodies give us symptoms to signal to our brains that trouble is afoot. A fever, for example, lets us know that our body is working in overdrive to fight off some sort of infection. While it may be causing us tremendous...

It's Time to Privatize the United States Postal Service

Last week, the Trump administration unveiled a proposal to privatize the United States Postal Service (USPS). The plan comes as part of a broader initiative to trim and reorganize the federal government. And given its track record of waste...

Who Would Build Our Roads Without Government? Apparently, Domino’s Pizza

Yesterday, Domino’s Pizza announced that rather than wait for government action, the company would take it upon itself to fix potholes as part of its “Paving for Pizza” campaign. A lot can happen in the time it takes for your pizza to leave its...

Seattle's Brazen Tax Grab Ignores the Unintended Economic Consequences

Over the last several years, certain members of the Seattle City Council have embarked on a quest to make the city a socialist utopia. From raising the minimum wage to a whopping $15 an hour to instituting a ridiculous soda tax on consumers, Seattle...

Airbnb's Co-founder Has Been Innovating since He Was a Kid

One of the key ingredients of a great entrepreneur is the ability to constantly ask yourself, “how can I make this better?” This is a question Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia has been asking himself his whole life. And it was this innate desire to...

Bernie Sanders Doesn't Understand How Jobs Are Created

There is a great deal of wisdom in the old saying, “there is no such thing as a free lunch.” And while most, if not all, of our elected officials, would do well to remember this piece of advice, Bernie Sanders appears to need constant reminding....

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