Jon Miltimore

Jon Miltimore

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Jon is the Managing Editor at the Foundation for Economic Education.

Jon previously was Director of Digital Media of Intellectual Takeout, Senior Editor of The History Channel Magazine, Managing Editor at Scout.com, and general assignment reporter for the Panama City News Herald. He also served as a White House intern in the speech writing department of George. W Bush.    Jon received degrees from the University of South Dakota (M.A.) and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville (B.A.), where he studied history and literature.

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California’s Background Check Law Had No Impact on Gun Deaths, Johns Hopkins Study Finds

A new academic study has found that, once again, gun laws are not having their desired effect. A joint study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of California at Davis...

This Single Mom Was Told to Raise $10k for a Heart Transplant and People Are Outraged. They Shouldn’t Be

During the course of my workday I came across the sad story of Hedda Martin, a single mom who was recently informed by a Michigan health clinic that she was not a candidate for a heart transplant “due to needing [a] more secure financial plan for...

Hayek: Social Justice Demands the Unequal Treatment of Individuals

Social justice is one of those squishy terms that is not easy to define. One thing we know for certain: social justice is not the same thing as justice, an age-old idea that was the focus of such thinkers as Aristotle, Plato, Augustine of Hippo,...

New York Lawmakers Want to Screen Gun Buyers’ Social Media History for Hate Speech

A pair of New York legislators is drafting a bill that would make social media history checks part of the process of purchasing a gun. Under the legislation, gun purchasers would have up to three years of their social media history...

Why Speaking Like Pepé Le Pew May Soon Be a Crime in France

Reuters reports that Laetitia Avia, a member of the French parliament, has said she is proposing a bill that would classify mocking a regional accent (so called "glottophobia") as a form of prohibited discrimination. Avia’s...

UN Climate Change Report: A Choice between 'Mad Max and Hunger Games'

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) this week released a special report detailing all the ways climate change is predicted to wreak havoc on humans. The report is about 800 pages long, so I’ll offer a summary to save you...

The New York Times Explains Why the Minimum Wage Should Be $0.00

The minimum wage is the Jason Vorhees of economics. It just won’t die. No matter how many jobs the minimum wage destroys, no matter how many times you debunk it, it always comes back to wreak more havoc. Economic Literacy from an Unexpected...

Denver's Anti-'Lunch Shaming' Initiative Increased Debt By 2,400%

A year ago, Denver Public Schools put an end to "lunch shaming." No longer would students have the stigma of receiving a sticker reminding them to pay if they had not settled an outstanding lunch bill.  Denver promised that all children...

Facebook Flags, Censors NPR Report on Inflated Government School Shooting Statistics

Earlier this week, NPR reported on the high number of school shootings alleged by the U.S. Department of Education. The 240 school shootings detailed in the department’s report on the 2015-2016 school year was significantly higher than...

The Growth of the World’s Middle Class May Be the Greatest Story of Our Age

A woman who woke up from a thirty-year coma in 2018 would be forgiven if she looked around and came to believe our world is falling apart. Cable news and social media are a steady drumbeat of negativity. There is a sense the world is not right...

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