by | Jun 2, 2017

President Trump reversed President Obama’s commitment to the Paris Accord provoking spasms of loathing from the Left and from all the countries that stood to benefit from the American taxpayer’s money. The Paris Accord was bad for America and most developed…

by | May 31, 2017

Here in my home state of Connecticut, the legislature in Hartford has been trying to figure out how to regulate the mavericks on the block, Uber and Lyft, without driving traditional cab companies out of business. A recent piece in…

by | Mar 14, 2017

As Congress looks to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, many are asking how to make health care affordable for Americans. Across the nation, Obamacare increased the number of people holding insurance cards but failed to…

by | Feb 28, 2017

In his recent book, Biting the Hands That Feed Us (Island Press, 2016), food-policy scholar Baylen Linnekin exposes many of America’s nightmare food laws. From the so-called “cheese board rule” that contemplated forbidding cheesemakers from aging their cheese on wooden…

by | Feb 27, 2017

Why is Ohio still a forced unionism state, where labor bosses can have workers who refuse to pay union fees fired? As recently as 2012, Ohio was surrounded by forced unionism in every direction; now, workers in only one of…

by | Feb 26, 2017

When government bureaucrats tamper with the laws of supply and demand, the results are usually predictable and often unpleasant. Such is the case with Philadelphia’s recently enacted tax on sodas. Though only in effect for a short period of time,…

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 | Jan 31, 2017

What’s the difference between a beer can and a mayonnaise jar? It sounds like the opening to a bad joke, but it’s also the basis for a legal and regulatory battle being waged between the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC)…

by | Jan 26, 2017

For more than a decade federal policy has re-shaped the economy through a variety of activist policies. Taxes have risen, spending has increased, and the regulatory state has been empowered. The Federal Reserve, through its zero-interest rate policy, distorted investment…

by | Jan 18, 2017

When you think of Mexican beer, light lagers like Corona, Pacifico, and Negro Modelo probably come to mind. But American-style craft beer also has been gaining market-share for years. With 60 million potential customers and $20 billion in annual revenue,…

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