Free the Market
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…

by | Dec 26, 2019

Looking back at 2019 is incredibly disorienting. The country is horribly divided. In fact, the president of the United States was just impeached along partisan lines. The government is running trillion dollar (and growing) annual budget deficits, even though the…

by | Dec 19, 2019

Despite overwhelming historical evidence demonstrating the folly of government-imposed price controls, modern politicians just can’t seem to quit inflicting them on us. One obvious example involves health care, where price controls on prescription medications always seem to be just around…

by | Dec 19, 2019

Some politicians want to ban vapes, water vapor products that millions of Americans now use instead of smoking combustible cigarettes. Who decides who will run your life — you or the government? This is the running argument that created America….

by | Dec 12, 2019

Imagine what it must be like for private companies that have invested in a new technology and suddenly find out they have to compete with a tax-supported government agency — the very one that also regulates the industry. That’s what…

by | Nov 28, 2019

At a time when our country seems as divided as ever and many are talking as if the end times are coming, it’s more important than ever to look at what we should be thankful for. Unemployment is at its…

by | Nov 14, 2019

Here we go again. We’re approaching another deadline to pass a government spending bill or risk a government shutdown. Legislators routinely manufacture this sort of “crisis” to ram through provisions that wouldn’t survive scrutiny standing on their own. Congress is…

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