In the nineteenth century, savvy American bar-owners offered free lunches to attract noontime patrons. The diners would inevitably get thirsty and buy expensive drinks—the expression “there’s no such thing as a free lunch” was born. . . .
Competence doesn’t win elections: bribery does. This is the central lesson in The Dictator’s Handbook, a book which studies politics in terms of interpersonal relationships and incentive structures, as opposed to vague social trends and ideological dogma—and it’s . . .
California is a land of untold opulence and splendor. Hollywood’s glitter dazzles the gawking masses, while the world’s most profitable companies, Google, Apple, and Facebook, funnel cash into the Golden State from every corner of the . . .
A customer can have a car painted any color he wants as long as it’s black. ~Henry Ford In 1908 the American industrialist and culture hero Henry Ford released the Model T. What made the Model T . . .
Too often the tariff debate is fought along economic lines: will tariffs create jobs or will they funnel wealth into dying industries? This line of reasoning is fundamentally flawed. Economics and politics—wealth and power—are inseparable, . . .
First published on the Daily Caller. “Consumers are paying the price” for President Trump’s tariffs, CNN claims. Millions will feel the pinch; many thousands will lose their jobs. What CNN fails to mention is that millions of Americans already feel . . .
One in Five American Residents Speak a Language Other than English in 2017 New US Census Bureau data finds that roughly half (48.2 percent) of residents living in America’s five largest cities speak a language other . . .
On Monday the Trump administration announced that it would impose 10 percent tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese goods—including many consumer goods which have been exempt until now. This rate will increase . . .
Ask any Democrat why they support open borders and they’ll invariably respond with one of two pre-digested answers: because “diversity is our strength” and “we need immigrants to pay for our pensions.” The first argument . . .
In 1993 President Bill Clinton promised that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) would create “a million [American] jobs in the first 5 years.” He also said NAFTA’s “side agreements” would “make it harder . . .