Economics

What is Neoliberalism?

What is Neoliberalism?

Neoliberalism is one of those concepts that changes meaning depending on whom you ask.

Not Too Big to Fail: Why Facebook's Long Reign May Be Coming to an End

Not Too Big to Fail: Why Facebook's Long Reign May Be Coming to an End

Sears and Blockbuster fell because neither was able to adapt and grow with its consumer base. Is Facebook making the same mistakes?

Three Reasons Brazilians Elected Their Own ‘Trump’

Three Reasons Brazilians Elected Their Own ‘Trump’

Brazilians believe that their country is destined for greatness. They elected a man as president who has promised to make Brazil great.  

Caravan Contradictions

Caravan Contradictions

For all the staged midterm theatrics, the caravan illustrates the abject ironies and paradoxes of the entire illegal alien project.

Why Thomas Merton Renounced Communism: 6 Lessons We Can Learn Today

Why Thomas Merton Renounced Communism: 6 Lessons We Can Learn Today

In an age where individuals are increasingly falling for socialist nostrums, Thomas Merton provides timeless lessons about why people choose bankrupt ideologies such as communism.   

Is Gender Equality a Self-defeating Goal?

Is Gender Equality a Self-defeating Goal?

Gender equality aims at a self-sufficiency of sameness even in marriage and family life. How many people really prefer that?

Illegal Immigration Hurts Black Americans Most

Illegal Immigration Hurts Black Americans Most

Mass immigration, legal and illegal, disproportionately hurts black Americans because they are the ones most likely to compete directly with immigrants for work.

Beyond Climate Change: 3 Important Economic Contributions of Nobel Prize Winner William Nordhaus

Beyond Climate Change: 3 Important Economic Contributions of Nobel Prize Winner William Nordhaus

Nordhaus’ contributions to economic science aren’t confined to the field of climate change. Here are three other contributions that give insight into the work of this celebrated economist.

Government Economists Offer Window Into What a Socialist US Economy Would Look Like

Government Economists Offer Window Into What a Socialist US Economy Would Look Like

With the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth, socialism is making a comeback in American political discourse. But are its prospects as rosy as they appear?

Parents, If We’re Going to Have Smart Government—Teach Your Kids Civics

Parents, If We’re Going to Have Smart Government—Teach Your Kids Civics

Our students are ill-prepared to become voting adults, but the blame shouldn’t be placed squarely on our schools.

Subprime Loans Are Back, Proving We Have Learned Nothing from 2008

Subprime Loans Are Back, Proving We Have Learned Nothing from 2008

For as often as the phrase “history repeats itself” is used, it’s shocking how rare it is for mankind to actually learn from its mistakes.

When Sears Used the Market to Combat Jim Crow

When Sears Used the Market to Combat Jim Crow

As we eulogize this beacon of American capitalism, we should also celebrate one of its lesser-known achievements: using markets to combat Jim Crow laws.

Why the U.S. Must Become an 'Aspirational' Society Once Again

Why the U.S. Must Become an 'Aspirational' Society Once Again

If America returned to being an aspirational society, would we see less bickering and more prosperity amongst its citizens?

Want Low Income Taxes? Don't Live in This State.

Want Low Income Taxes? Don't Live in This State.

What happens when your state government gets so big, it tops the charts in terms of individual tax burden?

Why Federal Debt Is Damaging

Why Federal Debt Is Damaging

The U.S. Treasury reports that the federal budget deficit was $779 billion in fiscal 2018. The deficit is caused by spending in excess of tax revenues and is financed by borrowing from foreign and domestic creditors.

A Third of Millennials Identify as Democratic Socialists: Why I am Not Surprised

A Third of Millennials Identify as Democratic Socialists: Why I am Not Surprised

A recent survey shows that a third of Millenials identify as "Democratic Socialists".  Given their financial straits, I am not surprised.  

Today’s Young Voters Are Embracing Socialism for a Very Good Reason

Today’s Young Voters Are Embracing Socialism for a Very Good Reason

A new survey finds that a third of young voters identify with some form of socialism.

Forget Lemonade Stands, These 'Kidtrepreneurs' Are Running Million-Dollar Companies

Forget Lemonade Stands, These 'Kidtrepreneurs' Are Running Million-Dollar Companies

In the modern marketplace, today’s “kidtrepreneurs” aren’t just running small-scale businesses anymore—they are well on their way to building commercial empires.

A Progressive Explains Why the Left Downplays Family Structure

A Progressive Explains Why the Left Downplays Family Structure

Are we actually more bigoted and discriminatory toward children when we refuse to promote the traditional two-parent family?

Is Amazon’s Minimum Wage Move a Political Ploy?

Is Amazon’s Minimum Wage Move a Political Ploy?

Amazon made headlines after it announced it would raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour, a move that will impact more than 350,000 of its U.S. employees beginning November 1st. 

The One Question You Can Ask to Uncover a President’s Economic Principles

The One Question You Can Ask to Uncover a President’s Economic Principles

What is the economic problem that society faces, and how will you help solve it?

Unboxing Amazon’s New $15 per Hour Minimum Wage

Unboxing Amazon’s New $15 per Hour Minimum Wage

Many people assume that to raise wages, big companies must be dragged along by government policy. Amazon’s eye-opening announcement yesterday suggests otherwise.

Would the US be Happy Doing Things the ‘Swedish Way’?

Would the US be Happy Doing Things the ‘Swedish Way’?

Sweden has traditionally been portrayed in the US political debate as the epitome of democratic socialism... but would such a system work here?

How the Myth of the 'Robber Barons' Began—and Why It Persists

How the Myth of the 'Robber Barons' Began—and Why It Persists

The widely-accepted "history" of America's Gilded Age was grossly inaccurate, but it told a compelling story that many fell for hook, line, and sinker.

Your First Job: Real Costs of the Minimum Wage

Your First Job: Real Costs of the Minimum Wage

With midterm elections approaching, ideological battlegrounds are being staked out — and few carry greater promise of enticing voters than minimum wage policy.

Five Things I Noticed About America After Living Abroad

Five Things I Noticed About America After Living Abroad

Since I’ve been abroad so long, I’m looking at my homeland through the eyes of a foreigner. Here are five things that jumped out at me right away.

4 Reasons More Young People Should Consider Buying Starter Homes

4 Reasons More Young People Should Consider Buying Starter Homes

Your first house doesn't have to be your dream house. In fact, there are good reasons it shouldn't be.

You Can Trust The Polls in 2018, If You Read Them Carefully

You Can Trust The Polls in 2018, If You Read Them Carefully

On the morning of Nov. 8, 2016, many Americans went to bed confident that Hillary Clinton would be elected the nation’s first female president. Their confidence was driven, in no small part, by a pervasive message that Clinton was ahead in the polls and forecasts leading up to the election.

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