Archive: Articles

Before Spending More on Vocational Training, Let’s Ensure It Meets Market Needs
To provide a real alternative to higher education, states and schools offering vocational programs should align vocational education with market needs.
Kristiana Bolzman | May 20, 2019
Is ‘Energy Independence’ a Worthy Goal?
Lower energy prices brought about by increased foreign trade would mean lower prices for most things and, therefore, greater scope for flourishing.
Art Carden | May 18, 2019
High Housing Costs Are Not Just Limited to Big Cities
How Decades of Tight Zoning Suffocated Small Town Vermont
Unlike the costs of labor or building materials, land-use regulation costs are created by law and can be lowered by lawmaker action.
Nick Zaiac | May 17, 2019
Hey Government! It’s Time to Make Child Care Affordable
Given that fewer than one in three children have a stay at home parent, the need for affordable nonparental childcare is imperative.
Kelly Lester | May 16, 2019
Charging Patients More Upfront Leads to More Affordable Healthcare
More skin in the game means lower costs for consumers and eventually taxpayers via lower federal health program costs.
Ross Marchand | May 15, 2019
The Insanity of the Push for Rent Control
The nationwide retreat of rent control was consistent with the thrust of decades of economic research, and the new controls fly in the face of that research.
Benjamin Powell | May 14, 2019
UN Biodiversity Report Confirms the Sky Is Not Falling
The UN report (subtly) admits what many in the press won’t: indicators aren’t so bad, and capitalism can help save the environment.
Ross Marchand | May 13, 2019
Comparative Economic Systems
Now, three decades after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, it may be time to bring back courses in Comparative Economic Systems.
Randall G. Holcombe | May 11, 2019
The State of Union America
Flaws and Frustrations Galore
Given the increase in union membership among Millennials, there is no better time for pro-employee reform.
Luka Ladan | May 10, 2019
Nurse Practitioners Can Reduce Health Care Costs and Expand Access
If Government Will Allow It
If we used Nurse Practitioners to their full ability, we could meet patients’ health care needs while increasing access.
Conor Norris | May 9, 2019