Stop Conflating Inequality With Poverty

September 21, 2017 Editor 0

Bryan Cheang The problem of inequality has often been considered to be one of the biggest social problems of our generation. Widespread concern about the great disparities of income and wealth have fueled anti-globalization sentiments all around the

‘Greedy Capitalists’ Are the Best at Giving Us What We Want

September 21, 2017 Editor 0

Daniel J. Mitchell I’ve made very serious (and hopefully substantive) arguments about why small government and free markets are the recipe for prosperity. Simply stated, profit and loss is a powerful feedback mechanism, and entrepreneurs

When the government plays referee in a competitive market

September 20, 2017 Editor 0

Matthew Kandrach Whether intentional or not, a lot of President Trump’s rhetoric on trade, both as a candidate and since, has rekindled in some pundits a teary-eyed nostalgia for protectionism. Odes to America’s working class,

New regs threaten to send shipping off the rails

September 14, 2017 Editor 0

Matthew Kandrach, The Washington Examiner: Here’s a fun fact: The U.S. freight rail network – 140,000 miles fully maintained by private operators that save taxpayers billions — accounts for 40 percent of all freight moved

Trump’s Historic Opportunity with the Federal Reserve

September 7, 2017 Editor 0

Tho Bishop Today Stanley Fischer submitted his letter of resignation from the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, effective next month, the second such resignation of Donald Trump’s presidency. While Fischer’s term as Vice Chairman of

Trump-Style Tax Reform

September 6, 2017 Editor 0

Peter Roff The president went to Missouri Wednesday to talk tax reform. He couldn’t have picked a better place. Not only is Missouri part of America’s heartland, it’s a state he won handily in the

How Price Gouging Helped My Family during a Storm

September 6, 2017 Editor 0

Mark Steckbeck Two years ago, Raleigh, North Carolina, was expecting a severe ice storm and some minor accumulation of snow. For those living in the Northeast that is just a typical Tuesday. But for those

Unions aren’t as popular as the polls would have you believe

September 5, 2017 Editor 0

Charles W. Baird On Wednesday, August 30th, Gallup issued a new poll on public attitudes toward labor unions. It reported that 61 percent of those polled “approve of labor unions.” Richard Trumka, president of the

Eventually Amazon Will Fail – and That’s a Good Thing

September 1, 2017 Editor 0

Iain Murray The Federal Trade Commission has cleared the merger between Amazon and Whole Foods, sparking yet more fears that the retail giant is becoming too big. Even as commercial enterprises adjust, politicians and bureaucrats

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