Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

Graduates Face a Big Challenge

As they don caps and gowns, endure commencement speeches and take their diplomas, many high school and college graduates face bleak prospects in an economy that grew a dismal 0.5% the first quarter

Why Waste Food to Replace Something We Already Have Too Much Of?

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)—also known as the ethanol mandate—was passed by Congress in 2005 and expanded in 2007.

For Safety’s Sake, We Should Encourage Uber and Lyft

Austin voters have approved a ballot referendum to regulate peer-to-peer transportation network companies such as Lyft and Uber, forcing the companies to suspend service in a city otherwise known f

Puerto Rico’s Economic Crisis Rooted in History of Feds’ Anti-Trade Policies

Alejandro Garcia Padilla, the governor of Puerto Rico, has skipped out on a $422 million payment owed to private-sector creditors.

Google’s Omnipresent Tracking Much Harder to Leave than an ISP for Privacy

If you are online, you can’t escape Google’s myriad of ways it tracks you, but you can leave your ISP.

The Trust Ramifications of an EU-Google Search Bias Conviction

The Sunday Telegraph reports that the EU is poised to fine Go

Government-Owned Internet Projects are a Bad Deal for Taxpayers, Consumers

Despite claims of helping low-income earners access the Internet, and thereby joining the digital economic revolution, taxpayer-funded Internet infrastructure projects have a long and expensive his

The Court Cops Out

Like the camel that gets its nose under the tent, once the federal government butts into people’s business it’s very hard to get it out.  But in a per curiam decision in

For the Farmers, the Biofuel Bubble has Already Burst

It’s planting season, and farmers are taking to the fields to put food on our tables.