Free the Market
by | Feb 13, 2020

President Donald Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2021 budget has been released. Generally, budget documents are more of a statement about priorities and aspirations than of anything else. This proposal is typical: It’s full of unrealistic assumptions, as well as “savings”…

by | Feb 12, 2020

If there is one thing intellectuals from across the conservative ideological spectrum seem to agree upon, it is that market libertarians are unsympathetic to the plight of ordinary people. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) points to how the Joads were treated in John…

by | Feb 6, 2020

On Sunday morning, as millions of Americans from the heartland were preparing to watch Super Bowl LIV, MSNBC’s Joy Reid said the word “heartland” is “like a dog whistle for white voters.” Reid’s latest cry of racism occurred as she…

by | Feb 6, 2020

My fellow taxpayers, this is your quarterly warning that Uncle Sam is not a good steward of your money. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) just released its most recent 10-year projections for federal spending and revenues. The picture is not pretty….

by | Jan 30, 2020

The Tariff Man has done it again. President Donald Trump recently announced that he will expand import taxes on American consumers of auto parts, nails, and other goods made in the United States with steel and aluminum. Apparently, untaxed imports…

by | Jan 23, 2020

Three years into the Trump administration, we see a clear pattern forming. The Obama administration implemented labor rules that make the labor market less flexible, often at the expense of smaller businesses, but in ways that made unions happy. The…

by | Jan 16, 2020

A few years ago, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released two reports detailing enforcement and litigation abuses by the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, or OFCCP. Instead of holding firms accountable when they engage in real…

by | Jan 9, 2020

In June 2018, President Donald Trump attended the groundbreaking ceremony for a Foxconn factory in Wisconsin. Ever exuberant in his comments, he called the project the “eighth wonder of the world” and “one of the great deals, ever.” Always a…

by | Jan 6, 2020

International trade is an integral component of America’s economic activity. Trade boosts economic growth, lowers prices, and increases household income — one study found that international trade over the last 50 years has increased average American household income by over…

by | Jan 2, 2020

Mark Twain once wrote, “New Year’s is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls, and humbug resolutions, and we wish you to enjoy it with a looseness…

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