Archive: Economy & Jobs

Lunacy on Loans and Licensing
Revoking the license of professionals who default on student loans only makes it more difficult to repay them.
Conor Norris | September 10, 2019
Consumers Say ‘End of the Road’ for Volkswagen’s Iconic Beetle
Free markets provide essential information that tells firms whether they have chosen wisely or poorly.
Art Carden | September 7, 2019
A Refresher on the National Debt—and Why It Matters for Millennials
Budget deficits may not be clickbait, but that shouldn’t overshadow extent of the problem or the need to address it.
Luka Ladan | September 5, 2019
Looking for a Booze-Fueled Tour of the Unfree World? Try ‘Socialism Sucks’
Socialism Sucks is definitely not the kind of dry academic treatment for which economists are (in)famous.
Art Carden | August 27, 2019
Blame California’s Housing Shortage on Dubious Regulations
California's housing shortage is a political choice, just as are many of its other problems.
Craig Eyermann | August 24, 2019
Let Veterans Work
Don’t Let Licensing Rules Hold Back Our Veterans
If a former combat medic’s training is good enough to save the lives of wounded troops on the battlefield, it should be good enough for the general public.
Conor Norris | August 19, 2019
Bernie’s Labor Pains: Three Takeaways
There are several lessons to be learned from Bernie Sanders' recent trouble with his unionized, and apparently underpaid, labor force.
Art Carden | August 16, 2019
If the Gig Economy Has Unintended Consequences, So Does Shutting It Down
Tech companies like Airbnb and Uber provide a living experience that was once inaccessible for all but the wealthiest.
Luka Ladan | August 14, 2019
Plastic Bans Are Symbolism Over Substance
The measure will do virtually nothing to reduce plastic waste in the ocean and it won’t “help the economy.”
Robert P. Murphy | August 13, 2019
Rising Red Ink Is a Good Sign… Except When Government is Doing the Spending
While consumer debt is rising, surging private red ink is actually a vote of confidence in an increasingly-bright future.
Ross Marchand | August 12, 2019