Unemployed Households Can Earn $25/Hour on Welfare in 21 States, New Study Finds

The US economy is in a perplexing state of labor market purgatory. We have 9.3 million unfilled job openings, all while millions of Americans remain on unemployment benefits and millions more are opting out of the labor force entirely.   In short, a labor shortage is throttling the economic recovery. But why?  A new study published … Continue reading Unemployed Households Can Earn $25/Hour on Welfare in 21 States, New Study Finds

Steel Tariffs and Why We Can’t End Failed Government Programs

Catherine Rampell of the Washington Post wonders why President Biden has not repealed President Trump’s costly tariffs on imported steel and aluminum from “our close economic and military allies, including the European Union, Canada and Japan.” If both the United States and our allies recognize the damage these trade barriers are doing, what are the obstacles to … Continue reading Steel Tariffs and Why We Can’t End Failed Government Programs

Congress Is Trying to Give Jeff Bezos’s Space Firm $10 Billion of Your Tax Dollars

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are two of the richest men in the world, and while both are clearly brilliant titans of industry, neither of them achieved that status without multiple handouts from the government. Musk’s Tesla and SpaceX have received nearly $5 billion in government aid over the years in various forms—grants, environmental credits, … Continue reading Congress Is Trying to Give Jeff Bezos’s Space Firm $10 Billion of Your Tax Dollars

Restarting the Economy Requires Less Government, Not More

On May 28, President Biden unveiled his $6 trillion budget proposal. Under his plan, government spending will rise to levels not seen since World War II. Large investments in climate change, transportation, and education headline the proposal. “Build back better” has been a common refrain of the Biden administration. The COVID-19 pandemic crashed much of the economy, … Continue reading Restarting the Economy Requires Less Government, Not More

Why Your Summer Vacation Is Suddenly Looking Way More Expensive

Every summer I take a couple of vacations with my family—a short one to the Wisconsin Dells with my brothers-in-law and their families, and a longer one to a random destination with my college buddies and their families. These are some of my favorite times of the year. There’s boating and water parks. Campfires and … Continue reading Why Your Summer Vacation Is Suddenly Looking Way More Expensive

Here Are 3 Glaring Consequences of the $6 Trillion Budget Biden Just Proposed

History will not remember President Biden for his frugality. The president has already signed into law a massive multi-trillion-dollar “COVID” stimulus spending package and proposed trillions more in “infrastructure” spending. Now, the White House has released its budget request for Fiscal Year 2022—a stunning $6 trillion. “President Biden will propose a $6 trillion budget on … Continue reading Here Are 3 Glaring Consequences of the $6 Trillion Budget Biden Just Proposed