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

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....

Watch the Growth of the World’s 10 Largest Economies over the Last 60 Years

In economics, GDP (gross domestic product) is defined as “the total value of goods produced and services provided” in a nation in a given year. If you’re not a student or teacher of economics, you probably don’t hear a lot about GDP unless it...

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...

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