Archive: Economy & Jobs

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
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