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Tariffs on European Booze Will Hurt American Consumers
Whether you are talking about steel, cherries tires, shrimp, sugar, or fancy wine and cheese, the principles remain the same.
Art Carden | January 24, 2020
SFMTA: Improving Mobility or Blocking Competition?
San Francisco Has Seen Various New Private Transport Services Pop Up that Would Make it Easier to Get Around. But the City’s Transportation Agency Thwarts Them.
When patrons gravitate to alternative services that better get them around, SFMTA goes on the attack.
Scott Beyer | January 23, 2020
New Year, Same Small Business Optimism
What hasn’t changed in 2020 is the optimism of the small business community.
Luka Ladan | January 22, 2020
Healthcare Sharing Ministries Are a Godsend to More than a Million Patients
HCSMs are far from perfect, but they at least afford patients some incentive to shop around while delivering large, overall premium savings.
Ross Marchand | January 17, 2020
When Government Extorts Business
Public Officials Often View Businesses as Piggy Banks that Can Be Hit Up for Any Goodie. But that Just Drives Them Away.
The more governments force businesses to solve wider public problems, the more they’ll drive them out.
Scott Beyer | January 15, 2020
Andrew Yang’s Misguided Obsession with Automation
Acknowledging that there is room for improvement is different from kowtowing to a dystopian narrative based on zero evidence.
Ross Marchand | January 14, 2020
Schools Shouldn’t Need School-Supply Santas
With so much funding already allocated to school supplies, officials should open their books before opening up their wallets.
Vicki Alger | January 13, 2020
Little Women Shows Timelessness of “Coming of Age”
As in real life, choices are made about passions, life’s trade-offs, and love.
Samuel R. Staley | January 11, 2020
As Patients Enter New Decade, Obamacare Remains in the Rear View Mirror
By allowing more choice, policymakers can give patients a chance to enjoy this new year and many more to come.
Ross Marchand | January 10, 2020
The New College Scorecard Gets a C- on Its Report Card
Despite some useful insights, the new report card should be easier and more valuable to use.
Richard Vedder | January 9, 2020