by | Aug 29, 2018

Billionaire sports team owners are increasingly strong-arming local, city, and state governments into financing extravagant (and exorbitant) new stadiums. For example, in St. Petersburg, Florida, the Tampa Bay Rays, a Major League Baseball franchise, plans to build a pricey new…

by | Aug 20, 2018

The greed of Sin City may have finally caught up to it. Recent financial reports out of Las Vegas from the two heavyweights — Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts International — show declining revenues and stormy projections. Metrics are bad…

by | Jul 31, 2018

Something’s gotta give in Oakland. But this time, it might not be the government. The city hasn’t had a great few years when it comes to sports teams. The Oakland Raiders won’t be called that for much longer, bound for…

by | Jul 23, 2018

Luke Skywalker was tempted by the Dark Side — but didn’t give in to it. Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos did. Both began as promising free market Jedi — but have become Sith Lords of crony capitalism. Musk went from earning an…

by | Jul 23, 2018

(Debra Saunders is off this week.) American firms cheering for protectionism in the form of tariffs on their foreign competitors should be careful what they wish for. As they say, “What goes around comes around.” Case in point: The American…

by | Jul 20, 2018

Are you tired of all the winning yet? If you are a conservative who has followed the trajectory of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), you might be getting to that point. From its inception, the CFPB has been a…

by | Jul 20, 2018

The chattering class is wedded to a view of Trump as the most blinkered of protectionists, who is just itching to foment trade wars. That’s why the media completely ignored his call to eliminate tariffs altogether, which he proposed at…

by | Jul 20, 2018

In a much anticipated, but not surprising decision, the European Commission just announced that Google has been fined $5 billion for abusing its market power in the Android world in order “to cement its dominant position in general internet search.”…

by | Jul 10, 2018

America is glutted with cheese. In fact, the size of the American cheese stockpile just hit an all-time high. And before you say that that doesn’t sound like much of a problem to you (or one you’d happily volunteer to…

by | Jul 9, 2018

Las Vegas Some of the initial Raiders fervor has died down. A Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino gift shop that last summer sold more gear for the future NFL team than the city’s current NHL team, the Golden Knights, says…

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