Archive: Economy & Jobs

Millennials MIA Among U.S. Entrepreneur Class
Why It Really Matters
Without a healthy and robust business startup community, our long-term economic health will suffer.
Samuel R. Staley | May 2, 2019
Who Pays for Tariffs and Trade Restrictions?
Consumers Do.
Just because someone is legally responsible for paying a tax or tariff doesn’t mean that they actually bear the economic burden of the tariff.
Art Carden | April 27, 2019
The Verdict on Tax Day 2019: Less Painful Than Its Predecessors
Tax Day has come and gone, and millions of Americans came away better off than in years past.
Luka Ladan | April 23, 2019
The Middle-Class Is Hollowing Out, and That’s Okay
Societies can indeed become more prosperous on the whole, even as their middle classes hollow out.
Ross Marchand | April 22, 2019
Thank, Don’t Blame, the Tax Reform for a Smaller Refund
Don’t blame the Tax Cut and Jobs Act if you got a smaller refund—celebrate the awesome things not loaning the government more money every month allowed you to do!
Elliot Young | April 19, 2019
The Province of Alberta Shows Dangers of a Carbon Tax ‘Deal’
No matter their promises, in practice government-imposed “carbon pricing” schemes never live up to the guidelines for “efficiency” laid down by their proponents.
Robert P. Murphy | April 17, 2019
The Nature of Work Is Changing, and Laws Need to Keep Up
In order to fully realize the potential of a highly mobile, highly connected world, our institutions must allow the flexibility necessary to adapt and succeed.
Conor Norris | April 16, 2019
Do Amtrak and Airport Subsidies Make America Richer?
Government spending doesn't generate economic activity, it simply redistributes it.
Art Carden | April 13, 2019
STEM Is Not All That Matters
A holistic focus is essential to delivering sustainable economic growth.
Ryan Khurana | April 12, 2019
The Age of Versatility
Two of the chief labor market concerns people have when deciding what to study or what career to pursue are automation and inequality.
Ryan Khurana | April 9, 2019