Economics

Castro's Revolution on Its 60th Anniversary

Castro's Revolution on Its 60th Anniversary

Castro's Communist regime has often been praised for improving literacy and health care in Cuba. 60 years of statistics paint a different picture.

Amid the Seas of Empty Asphalt, after Christmas

Amid the Seas of Empty Asphalt, after Christmas

Zoning laws have create seas of mall parking lots, mostly empty. Whole small towns could have been built in their place.

15 Things You Should Know about the 2018 Partial Government Shutdown

15 Things You Should Know about the 2018 Partial Government Shutdown

Government shutdowns are complicated.   15 things to explain what is going on.  

Human Freedom Index 2018

Human Freedom Index 2018

CATO has published its 2018 Human Freedom Index.  Personal and economic freedom has been increasing around the world, with the exception of the Middle East and North Africa.  

America’s Got Talent and It’s All around Us

America’s Got Talent and It’s All around Us

You have heard the cliche:  people are America's greatest resource.   Well, it's true.  

Net Neutrality Repeal: The Internet Apocalypse That Never Came

Net Neutrality Repeal: The Internet Apocalypse That Never Came

Whether the naysayers are willing to admit it or not, less government regulation results in better outcomes for both companies and consumers.

Watch the Growth of the World’s 10 Largest Economies over the Last 60 Years
The People of Venezuela Are Starving. Why Did Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn Support Their Oppressors?

The People of Venezuela Are Starving. Why Did Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn Support Their Oppressors?

Given that the Venezuelan tragedy is manmade, it is hard to fathom why politicians such as Jeremy Corbyn and Bernie Sanders, who provided succor to the Hugo Chavez regime, are not laughed out of politics.

School Bans Designer Coats in Order to 'Poverty Proof' Campus

School Bans Designer Coats in Order to 'Poverty Proof' Campus

“Poverty proofing” is all the rage in the UK as educators have become concerned that lower-income students are facing too much social stigma from their peers in public schools.

Is New York City Entering a Pension Death Spiral like Chicago?

Is New York City Entering a Pension Death Spiral like Chicago?

New York City is spending more on pensions than on infrastructure. The City has 215 billion in debt. How long can New York sustain this? 

Harvard Study: Gender Pay Gap Explained Entirely by Work Choices of Men and Women

Harvard Study: Gender Pay Gap Explained Entirely by Work Choices of Men and Women

The “gender wage gap” is as real as unicorns and has been killed more times than Michael Myers.

What the New Socialists in Congress Need to Know About Poverty

What the New Socialists in Congress Need to Know About Poverty

The danger with popularizing socialism is that it sounds reasonable, but it never works.

Why the Pence Rule is Conquering Wall Street

Why the Pence Rule is Conquering Wall Street

Wall Street executives have reacted to the #Metoo with mass conversions to the Pence Rule: no meetings with women alone.

How the $15 Minimum Wage is Pushing New York’s Car Washers to the Margins

How the $15 Minimum Wage is Pushing New York’s Car Washers to the Margins

Does a $15-per-hour minimum wage really help the poor?

Why Democratic Socialists Could Never Produce the Instant Pot

Why Democratic Socialists Could Never Produce the Instant Pot

Like most new inventions, after the fact, the Instant Pot might seem like a mere technological accomplishment. Why couldn’t socialist planners mobilize scientists and do the same thing?

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

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

Why readers assume something as complicated as a heart transplant could possibly be “free” is anyone’s guess.

Post Office Has Boom Year, Loses More Money Than Ever

Post Office Has Boom Year, Loses More Money Than Ever

It was a boom year for the Post Office... but it also spent about $3.9 billion more than it took in.

Why Poor People in the Freest Nations Have Incomes 8x Higher Than Poor People in the Least Free

Why Poor People in the Freest Nations Have Incomes 8x Higher Than Poor People in the Least Free

A look at how economic freedom affects the income of the poor.

Does it Pay to ‘Buy Local’?

Does it Pay to ‘Buy Local’?

Here are nine reasons for shopping locally, not only during this holiday season but also throughout the year.

The New York Times Reveals the Horrors of Capitalism—By Showing China’s State-Run Hospitals

The New York Times Reveals the Horrors of Capitalism—By Showing China’s State-Run Hospitals

If the Times had visited one of China’s many private hospitals, they would have found something quite different from the chaos depicted in China’s public health care facilities.

There's a Good Reason Many Women Make Less Than Men

There's a Good Reason Many Women Make Less Than Men

Whenever it is reported that women make less money than men, it is automatically assumed that this must be the result of discrimination. What is seldom mentioned is the factors that go into these statistics. 

More Markets and Less Politics

More Markets and Less Politics

The market is more than just an efficient means to provide goods and services. It also encourages peaceful cooperation between people who might otherwise not get along.  

Hayek: Social Justice Demands the Unequal Treatment of Individuals

Hayek: Social Justice Demands the Unequal Treatment of Individuals

Should we treat people equally or treat them differently based on their race, gender, or class to correct collective imbalances in “wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society”

Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Right About the New Amazon Headquarters?
The Air Force's $1,200 Air Coffee Cups Demonstrate Big Government at Its Best

The Air Force's $1,200 Air Coffee Cups Demonstrate Big Government at Its Best

The story of how the Air Force found a fifty-cent fix for its broken $1,200+ coffee cups is one for the “you’ve got to be kidding me” section in the volumes of how U.S. government manages to waste such massive amounts of money each year.

Socialists and Fascists Have Always Been Kissing Cousins

Socialists and Fascists Have Always Been Kissing Cousins

Of all the disturbing developments in culture and ideas over the last several years few have been more disturbing than the reemergence of communism and socialism.  

This County Discovered It's Possible to Operate Debt-Free... and Its Citizens Are Reaping the Benefits

This County Discovered It's Possible to Operate Debt-Free... and Its Citizens Are Reaping the Benefits

Walworth County is proving you can run a government and undertake capital projects without carrying any debt.

Remembering Jim Jones and the Socialist Ideals He Held

Remembering Jim Jones and the Socialist Ideals He Held

Jones sought to “infiltrate the church” to spread the communist message.

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