Archive: Economy & Jobs

Is It Time to Pull the Plug on Amtrak?
Amtrak should live or die by its own merits as tested by people’s willingness to part with their hard-earned money in the market.
Art Carden | April 6, 2019
Four Ways to Improve Land Use Without Upzoning
Prolonged periods of high rents are a sign that cities haven’t permitted enough potential building space in their most desirable areas.
Nick Zaiac | April 4, 2019
Here’s What Small Business Owners Are Thinking—And Why it Matters
Investment and expansion become more likely when small business owners send less of their hard-earned money to Washington, D.C., and keep more in the form of investable capital.
Luka Ladan | April 3, 2019
Deduct SALT from Your Food Not Your Taxes
The unrestricted SALT deduction subsidized the tax-and-spend policies of a select few states at the expense of states that practice more responsible tax and fiscal policy.
Elliot Young | March 29, 2019
Three Better Ideas Than a Vacant Storefront Tax for San Francisco
Commercial vacancy is a problem for SF neighborhoods. But the solution isn’t more government. It’s less.
Cathy Reisenwitz | March 27, 2019
The February Jobs Report and What It Could Mean for the Economy
Are we entering a labor market slide or is it just a glitch?
Anil Niraula | March 20, 2019
Swedish Model Is Far Better Than American Trillion Dollar Deficits
If left-wing Swedish politicians can boldly cut spending and taxes, the Trump administration and Congress have no excuse.
Ross Marchand | March 18, 2019
The Minimum Wage Debate
Does a minimum wage really work to combat poverty and reduce income inequality?
March 16, 2019
Arizona Considers New Airbnb Regulations
New bill poses threat to Arizona's position as leader in reforming and streamlining regulation.
Nick Zaiac | March 15, 2019
Three Financial Tips for Cash-Strapped Millennials
Fiscal responsibility one day means financial health the next.
Luka Ladan | March 13, 2019