by | Feb 17, 2017

Among the many questions that marked the 2016 election and its result, perhaps the one that dominated was how the U.S. government can best help American consumers, manufacturers, and workers. Merely to ask this question is to invite the artfully…

by | Feb 16, 2017

My purpose here is very narrow. In 2005, when Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch was in private legal practice, he co-authored a paper published by the Washington Legal Foundation. (It is an organization, for whom I, too, have written.) This…

by | Jan 4, 2017

The disciplines we call the “hard sciences” such as chemistry and physics inhabit the cold, sterile world of laboratories, uncontaminated by a boundless assortment of potential impurities. Today, economics pretends to be one of the hard sciences, yet the laboratories…

by | Oct 30, 2016

It’s Halloween season, which means it’s that time every year when the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) tries to spook consumers out of wearing costume or decorative contact lenses. According to the FTC’s annual guidance, noncorrective cosmetic lenses can be pretty…

by | Sep 28, 2016

The House is poised for a Thursday vote on a plan to delay implementation of the Department of Labor’s overtime rule, which imposes huge new compliance and payroll costs on American employers by doubling the salary threshold of employees eligible for…

by | Sep 20, 2016

This past Labor Day weekend, I celebrated my 25th birthday in New York City with my sister and her boyfriend. While there, we went to some very famous landmarks, including — but not limited to — Tom’s Restaurant, the famed…

by | Aug 9, 2016

I’ve followed Marissa Mayer’s career with interest. She’s smart, bright, and running a huge corporation — Yahoo, Inc. — into the ground. Verizon decided to pick up the pieces and buy the ailing company that’s suffered five CEO’s in four…

by | Aug 8, 2016

The Stanley Cup isn’t likely to go on display in living rooms across Pennsylvania, but state taxpayers deserve a piece of the trophy. After all, they subsidized this year’s final. The NHL champion Pittsburgh Penguins had faced the San Jose…

by | Jun 8, 2016

America’s iconic fashion brand, Ralph Lauren, is trying to reinvent itself. As reported in the June 7th edition of the Wall Street Journal, the company’s market capitalization of about $8 billion is half of what it was three years ago….

by | May 13, 2016

Donald Trump’s latest target is Amazon founder Jeff Bezos who he saw fit to claim was having “anti-trust problems” and “getting away with murder” on his taxes. To be precise, Trump told Sean Hannity: He’s got a huge antitrust problem…

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