Jon Miltimore

Jon Miltimore

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Jonathan Miltimore is the Managing Editor of FEE.org. His writing/reporting has appeared in TIME magazine, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Forbes, Fox News, and the Washington Times. 

Recent blog posts by this author

11 Economic Stats That Tell Venezuela's Story

A tragedy common to human history is unfolding in Venezuela. It’s impossible to predict how it will end or what the human toll will be. As we watch events and hope for a peaceful resolution that restores liberty in Venezuela, here are some...

In Germany, the State Can Seize Your Dog if You're Late on Taxes

Bloomberg recently ran an article detailing how difficult high-tax states in the US can make it on wealthier individuals trying to leave. The idea of the state using teams of investigators to determine if one passes the “Teddy Bear Test” is...

New York City Experienced Worst Decline in Restaurant Jobs since 9/11 After $15 Minimum Wage Win

The Big Apple’s fast-food industry, The New York Times recently reported, has long served as a laboratory for progressive politicians and the nation’s labor machine. But new economic research suggests their latest experiment is not going as...

New York State Budget Director on the 'Fundamental Ignorance' That Killed the Amazon Deal

New York State Budget Director Robert Mujica is not pleased his state is missing out on Amazon’s second headquarters. In an open letter that ran on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s page, Mujica explained what the loss would mean to the state: As just...

The Myth That the US Leads the World in Mass Shootings

If you asked me this morning which nation has the most mass shootings in the world, I would have said, with perhaps a flicker of hesitation, the United States. This is a tad embarrassing to admit because I’m pretty familiar with shooting...

Supremes Deliver Smackdown on Civil Asset Forfeiture

The Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously ruled that state and local governments are subject to constitutional prohibitions on “excessive fines” on citizens. This decision will provide Americans robust constitutional protection against...

Michigan Seeks to Ban Police from Seizing Property from People Who Have Not Been Convicted of Crimes

Via the Detroit Free Press: Police and prosecutors would be prohibited from seizing cash and property from people accused of a crime until they are convicted on the charges under a bill passed in the state Senate on Wednesday. The bill—SB 2—...

Cheesecake Factory’s Free Cheesecake Disaster Is a Lesson in Scarcity and Prices

It sounded like a great idea. To celebrate its 40th anniversary, in November Cheesecake Factory announced it was giving away 40,000 pieces of cheesecake to customers who used the DoorDash app to place orders. Giving away, as in free. What could...

Data Show California Is a Living Example of the Good Intentions Fallacy

During a speech at Harvard several years ago, Charlie Munger related a story about a surgeon who removed “bushel baskets full of normal gallbladders” from patients. The doctor was eventually removed, but much later than he should have been...

The TSA Is Using Detector Dogs More, Which Is Actually a Good Idea

Unlike many people, I actually enjoy flying. I rarely check bags, and modern apps make checking in and boarding pretty simple (if you have a smartphone). Airport sports bars are a great place to catch a quick bite and a beer while waiting to board....

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