Archive: Economy & Jobs

Make Sure Rules and Regulations Pass the Smell Test
At the federal, state, and local levels, overregulation has households and businesses struggling to keep their heads above water against a tsunami of compliance costs.
Ross Marchand | June 11, 2019
The Indignity of Universal Basic Income
It is easy to see UBI as a policy incentivizing elites to care less and less about the structural problems that affect working class people.
Ryan Khurana | June 7, 2019
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