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Worker Bargaining Power Comes Chiefly From Employers’ Competition for Workers

May 23, 2016, 8:53 PM
David Henderson does a very nice job summarizing why it’s true that stripping workers of the right to offer X as part of an employment contract makes most…

The Smoot-Hawley Tariff and the Great Depression

May 23, 2016, 9:05 AM
Research Studies Centers and Projects Research by Topic Recent Books Reading Lists Latest Study Economic Policy Uncertainty and the Credit Channel in the United…

The ongoing debate about austerity: Alesina vs. Krugman - AEI

May 23, 2016, 9:03 AM
There was — and continues to be — considerable debate about “austerity” during the Great Recession and its aftermath. How much should governments worry about…

Leftists Misrepresenting Vaping - Spinfuel The Art of Vaping

May 23, 2016, 9:02 AM
Surgeon general’s warning: E-cigarettes make leftists crazy If you pay attention to the political vaping news the leftists (Democrats), seem to hate all things…

California’s Bullet Train to Whenever

May 23, 2016, 7:43 AM
In this Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 file photo, the supports for a 1,600-foot-viaduct to carry high-speed rail trains across the Fresno River are seen under…

Paul Krugman Beclowns Himself…Again

May 21, 2016, 4:39 PM
I sometimes feel guilty when commenting on Paul Krugman’s work. In part, this is because I don’t want to give him any additional attention, but mostly it’s…

Obama's Overtime Rule Tried at IBM, and It Didn't Work

May 20, 2016, 7:04 AM
Juggling work and family life is hard. On Wednesday the Labor Department made it even harder for millions of salaried workers. The administration’s new overtime…

Obama’s Overtime Chimera

May 19, 2016, 9:35 AM
President Obama at the White House in Washington D.C. on May 13. Photo: Associated Press Incomes have barely budged during the Obama Presidency, but an election…

Pope Francis Betrays Christianity By Romanticizing Poverty

May 16, 2016, 8:39 AM
Writing in Forbes last year, Steve Moore, a Catholic, asked: “What is the theological case for telling those in the poorest villages of the planet where people…

Treasury’s Teamsters Bailout Ploy

May 16, 2016, 6:47 AM
Kenneth Feinberg Photo: Bloomberg News Congress passed legislation in 2014 to help insolvent multi-employer pension plans save themselves. But now the Obama…

CEI Challenges Illegal "Vapes on a Plane" Regulation | Competitive Enterprise Institute

May 15, 2016, 3:35 PM
• April 28, 2016 Today, CEI, the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA), and CEI employee Gordon Cummings, as a private individual,…

Richard Epstein on What’s Wrong With Labor Unions

May 15, 2016, 9:44 AM
In this Libertarianism.org interview from two months ago, Richard Epstein knowledgeably and thoroughly demolishes the myth that America’s middle class was…

The Necessary and Valuable Economic Role of Tax Havens

May 12, 2016, 8:29 AM
Research Studies Centers and Projects Research by Topic Recent Books Reading Lists Latest Study Economic Policy Uncertainty and the Credit Channel in the United…

Company files first lawsuit against the FDA's e-cigarette rule

May 12, 2016, 8:18 AM
A company has filed the first legal challenge to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) move to regulate e-cigarettes and cigars like traditional tobacco…

Uber vs. the Second-Rate Cities

May 11, 2016, 1:45 PM
R esidents of most cities, even Cleveland, have a sense of civic pride. New Yorkers have Stockholm syndrome, and they will tolerate almost anything from their…

How Uber and Lyft Were Driven Out Of Austin

May 11, 2016, 7:07 AM
It seems there’s no new product or service that meddling liberals won’t figure out a way to regulate out of existence under the pretense of knowing what’s best…

Column: Elon Musk, crony capitalist king

May 11, 2016, 7:02 AM
opinion Columnists Blogs Editorials Editorial Editorial: Give ride-sharing a legislative lift Read Story The Detroit News Opinion In defense of Wall Street…

Minimum Wage Advocates Now Want $21 Per Hour - The Mental Recession

May 05, 2016, 4:21 PM
Remember last month, when a $147 billion budget deal in New York included a job-killing hike to a $15 per hour minimum wage, didn’t seem to satisfy radical…

Congress Dithers As Puerto Rico’s Debt Bomb Ticks

May 04, 2016, 9:59 AM
Debt Bomb: Puerto Rico has announced it will default on $400 million of its $72 billion in bonds , an ominous move that could lead to a total debt repudiation.…

Right-to-Know Payroll Tax Reform

May 04, 2016, 9:59 AM
Research Studies Centers and Projects Research by Topic Recent Books Reading Lists Latest Study A Walk Through the JOBS Act of 2012: Deregulation in the Wake of…