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Democratic Socialism: Straight Talk about Twisted Facts
The term “socialism" meant/means something different to Marx, Lenin, and economists like us who seriously study economic systems.
Benjamin Powell | January 30, 2020
What Actually Caused Gentrification in Brooklyn?
By Imploring Transplants to “Go Back to Iowa”, Borough President Eric Adams Misidentifies Who’s Even Moving to The Borough.
Scott Beyer | January 29, 2020
Are More Vaping Bans Coming Soon? Let’s Hope Not!
To truly “prioritize children, family, and the public health,” we should consider telling the FDA to stop regulating e-cigarettes cold turkey.
Raymond J. March | January 25, 2020
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.
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.
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