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November 27, 2019
The Stock Market Hedges Against Warren
"Mattress Mack" bet a total of $13 million on the Houston Astros winning the World Series, not because he's such a fan, but to cover his business losses if that were to happen.
Government Spending
November 20, 2019
Business Ethics and Morality of the Marketplace
Who do people consider to be less ethical or honest than either telemarketers or used car salesman? If you said Washington politicians, you’d be right on the button.
Employment
November 14, 2019
Commentary: Thanks to Trump, Seven Million Americans Have Quit Food Stamps
The booming economy is the primary driver of the dramatic decrease.
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Economy
November 12, 2019
Economics Is the Great Reality Check
There is a sense these days, whether in politics or academia, that people should shape their own realities and each result is as valid or real as any other.
Economy
November 12, 2019
The Most Beautiful Disruption in Media
On Tuesday, Disney will release an amazing thing that no one on the planet could have anticipated 10 years ago: a service that streams Disney programming on the Internet available to subscribers for $7 per month.
Government Spending
October 8, 2019
Is Alabama a Poor State?
By most measures of income, yes, but income does not account for the cost of living. 

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Economy
November 27, 2019
By Clifford Thies
"Mattress Mack" bet a total of $13 million on the Houston Astros winning the World Series, not because he's such a fan, but to cover his business losses if that were to happen.
November 20, 2019
By Richard Ebeling
Who do people consider to be less ethical or honest than either telemarketers or used car salesman? If you said Washington politicians, you’d be right on the button.
November 14, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
The booming economy is the primary driver of the dramatic decrease.
November 12, 2019
By Jeffrey Tucker
There is a sense these days, whether in politics or academia, that people should shape their own realities and each result is as valid or real as any other.
November 12, 2019
By Jeffrey Tucker
On Tuesday, Disney will release an amazing thing that no one on the planet could have anticipated 10 years ago: a service that streams Disney programming on the Internet available to subscribers for $7 per month.
October 8, 2019
By Daniel Sutter
By most measures of income, yes, but income does not account for the cost of living. 
October 4, 2019
By Daniel Sutter
The Business Roundtable (BR), a group of chief executive officers (CEOs) of some of America’s largest corporations, recently released a statement claiming that businesses have a broader purpose than simply making profit. 
September 18, 2019
By Richard Ebeling
We increasingly live in a new “dark age” of economic ignorance, and even stupidity.
September 12, 2019
By Clifford Thies
In a recent survey of business economists, only 4 percent said they expected a recession to begin by the end of the year.
September 6, 2019
By James Agresti
The privilege of living in the U.S. affords poor people with more material resources than the averages for most of the world’s richest nations.
September 6, 2019
By Richard Ebeling
September 2019 marks 70 years since the appearance of Ludwig von Mises’s Human Action: A Treatise on Economics, one of the truly great “classics” of modern economics.
September 6, 2019
By Jeffrey Tucker
Lobster is a perfect example of how capitalism is forever making a mess of any entrenched sense of what is fancy and what is plain.
August 28, 2019
By Merrill Matthews
Millions of Americans seem to think large corporations have made the American Dream possible.
August 19, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
The New York state law requires farms to allow workers to engage in collective bargaining rights and would impose overtime pay requirements and eligibility for unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation.
August 16, 2019
By Owen Macaulay
Smaller cities in the United States are growing much more quickly than large ones, reversing a trend earlier in the 2010-2019 decade.
August 14, 2019
By Robert Genetski
Review of People, Power and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent by Joseph E. Stiglitz
August 13, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Government paternalism consists not only of giving people things they didn’t pay for, but also in preventing people from making decisions that, in the benevolent judgment of superintending bureaucrats, aren’t in their best interest.
August 13, 2019
By Juliana Knot
Operating a business generally requires a permit, and food-sellers are subject to the requirements of state and local health codes.
August 8, 2019
By Hayley Sledge
The goal of the Trump regulatory agenda is “to reduce costly regulation, while protecting workers, public health, safety, and the environment,” the report states.
August 7, 2019
By Douglas Carr
From 1960 to 1973, the U.S. economy grew by an average of 4.3 percent per year with a government share of 30 percent of GDP.
August 1, 2019
By Edward Hudgins
FedEx’s announcement of seven-day-per-week delivery means higher USPS rates would likely drive business—and revenue—away from USPS.
July 26, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
"Economic freedom is a fundamental right that benefits the community."
July 25, 2019
By Art Carden
Bernie Sanders is having trouble with his unionized--and apparently underpaid--labor force.
July 25, 2019
By Owen Macaulay
The Raise the Wage Act would also eliminate the federal minimum wage for tipped workers.
July 22, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of July 15, 2019
July 15, 2019
By Thomas A. Hemphill
The “tech titans”—Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google—have caught the unwanted attention of the federal government, with “techlash” hearings held over the past two years garnering much media fanfare on Capitol Hill.
July 13, 2019
By Seton Motley
Tom Cruise has made more than a little bit of money as an actor.
July 11, 2019
By Seton Motley
An ironic thing about government cronyism.  Only the hugest companies who need the government help the least – can afford to bribe and buy it.
July 11, 2019
By Art Carden
A specter haunts Europe, the United States, and the rest of the world: the specter of massive technological unemployment and, therefore, widespread immiseration.
July 11, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Can the U.S. economy grow at a rate of 3 percent, 4 percent, or even better in the years ahead?
July 11, 2019
By David S. D’Amato
People respond to incentives. This is the case regardless of how the politico-economic system in which we live and work is structured.
July 10, 2019
By Walter Starck
Our existing political systems evolved at a time of much more gradual social, economic and technological change and to restrain excessive government they were designed to be cumbersome.
July 8, 2019
By Sarah Quinlan
The New Hampshire General Court is considering budget funding proposals that would raise business taxes, tax capital gains, and impose a payroll tax for paid family leave.
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July 5, 2019
By Ashley Herzog
A federal district court in California is considering a case to decide whether teachers have to pay union dues if they are not informed membership is voluntary and they are waiving certain First Amendment rights by joining.
July 2, 2019
By Richard Ebeling
The rebirth of a belief in and an enthusiasm for socialism and government planning among a noticeable number of people, and elected officials raises many of the fundamental issues surrounding freedom.
July 1, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
Gov. Ron DeSantis has made occupational licensing reform a focus of his legislative agenda.
June 26, 2019
By Art Carden
Consumer Reports recently discovered that LaCroix's parent company, National Beverage Corps, doesn't have the permits required to sell LaCroix in Massachusetts.
June 25, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Under the rule’s Mandatory Underwriting Provisions, payday lenders would have to confirm their borrowers’ ability to repay short-term loans.
June 21, 2019
By Kelsey Hackem
A Minneapolis City Council member is proposing a bag fee to circumvent a state law that preempts local bag bans.
June 21, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
Pecan thieves have allegedly moved in from New Mexico and are stealing from orchards. Licensing pecan buyers is this bill's solution.