Archive: Economy & Jobs

Why Calls to Break Up Tech Companies Attack American Ideals
Breaking up big companies, regardless of actual monopoly status or evidence of harm to consumers, punishes success and the pursuit of the American ideal.
Jonathon Hauenschild | June 5, 2019
Error and Doubt in Artificial Intelligence Management
Rapid adoption of new technologies without investment in risk avoidance can amplify the magnitude of mistakes down the line.
Ryan Khurana | June 2, 2019
Let’s Ditch the Census
Innovation in enumeration can lead to more accurate data, giving policymakers a wealth of useful information without the stain of politics.
Ross Marchand | May 30, 2019
End Monopoly Protections to Fix PG&E and Other Utilities
What consumers really need is competition, not more politicization of the gas and electricity markets.
Adam B. Summers | May 29, 2019
Millennial Attitudes Are Out of Sync with Economic Realities
There are plenty of reasons for Millennials—and all Americans—to be optimistic.
Luka Ladan | May 24, 2019
We Should End Tax Giveaways to Electric Vehicle Owners
They share the roads; they need to share the costs.
William F. Shughart II | May 22, 2019
Prospects for Paid Family Leave
Competition or Coercion
Instead of coercion, either through increased taxes or mandates that employers provide certain compensation packages, let employers battle it out!
Elliot Young | May 21, 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
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
Warren Buffett Warns Movers to Avoid States with Large Unfunded Pension Liabilities
Unsurprisingly, a public pension plan with an ever-growing mountain of pension debt costs much more for the taxpayer to operate than the one without.
Anil Niraula | May 7, 2019