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Bernie Sanders Is (Sort of) Right about Europe Being a Role Model for the United States

Bernie Sanders, Vermont’s pseudo-socialist senator, thinks that America can learn from Europe. He’s right. But he’s also wrong. That’s because he thinks that Europe is a role model to emulate rather than a warning signal of mistakes to avoid. Needless to say, that’s borderline crazy. Heck, even President Obama has pointed out that the United States […]

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Destroying Jobs with Innumerate Compassion

A few days ago, we used supply-and-demand curves to illustrate how taxes reduce economic output. Supply-and-demand curves also can be used to examine the impact of minimum wage laws on the labor market. Workers understandably will be willing to supply more labor at higher wages. Employers are just the opposite. They demand more labor when […]

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Destroying Jobs with Innumerate Compassion

A few days ago, we used supply-and-demand curves to illustrate how taxes reduce economic output. Supply-and-demand curves also can be used to examine the impact of minimum wage laws on the labor market. Workers understandably will be willing to supply more labor at higher wages. Employers are just the opposite. They demand more labor when […]

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To win the war on energy you need to name the enemy

“If you don’t call it something, you can’t connect the dots,” said Rudy Giuliani talking about ISIS. “If you can’t connect the dots, you can’t really combat it … you can’t have the battle of ideas … If you are going to debate it, you have to call it what it is.” The same can be said about the organized attack on fossil fuel development and use in America. If you don’t acknowledge a battle of ideas exists, you can’t connect the dots, and you can’t really combat it. It has recently been revealed that Russia is laundering tens of millions of dollars through Bermuda, which the California-based Sea Change Foundation doles out to some of the most prominent and politically active anti-fossil fuel groups such as the Sierra Club and the Natural Resource Defense Council. Reports indicate that OPEC countries funded the anti-fracking movies Gasland and Promise Land. Of course, we know that billionaire activist Tom Steyer—with no guile—announced $100 million in the 2014 election cycle for candidates who opposed the Keystone pipeline. Not only does the anti-fossil movement exist, it is organized and well-funded. It can also resort to extreme tactics—even violent ones known as “civil disobedience.” According […]

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What’s next for the Keystone pipeline?

After six years of dithering, the Keystone pipeline project has finally cleared both the Senate and the House with strong bipartisan support—mere percentage points away from a veto-proof majority. Now it goes to the White House where President Obama has vowed to veto it. We won’t have to wait long. He has ten days to make a decision. The Keystone pipeline should have never had to be an issue in Congress. Because it crosses an international border, the pipeline requires the approval of the State Department—not the president. However, since the Secretary of State—first Hillary Clinton and now John Kerry—serves at the pleasure of the president, neither would buck a dictate from the White House (even if she or he had a mind to). With millions of miles of pipeline already traversing the country and dozens already crossing the U.S./Canada border—not to mention the “almost universal” support of the American public, the Keystone pipeline shouldn’t have ever made news, except that Obama’s environmental base (made up, according to Pew Research, of “solid liberals”) has made it the literal line in the sand, by which he can burnish his environmental legacy. In the President’s base, only two groups feel strongly about […]

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Minimum-Wage Laws Are a Triumph of Emotion over Logic

It’s very frustrating to write about the minimum wage. How often can you make the elementary observation, after all, that you’ll get more unemployment if you try to make businesses pay some workers more than they’re worth? But it’s my mission to promote economic liberty, so I’ve written on why government-mandated wages can create unemployment by making it […]

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