5 reasons why Venezuela’s nightmare could get worse

  “It’s time for a coup in Venezuela.” That statement appeared in Foreign Policy magazine on June 5, two weeks after Nicolás Maduro was re-elected as Venezuela’s president on May 20 in an election widely considered to be rigged. José R. Cárdenas, the former Bush administration official who wrote it, argued that “the United States … Continue reading 5 reasons why Venezuela’s nightmare could get worse

Meet a Government Entity That’s in Worse Shape Than Social Security

Social Security is on track to run out of money by 2034, at which point the program will be able to pay only about 79 percent of its scheduled benefits. The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation—a government entity that insures private pension plans—will run out of funds almost a decade earlier, in 2025, and will be able to … Continue reading Meet a Government Entity That’s in Worse Shape Than Social Security

How Your Child’s Lemonade Stand Could Land You in Jail

Have your kids ever asked you if they could set up a lemonade stand in the neighborhood? If so, don’t be so quick to give permission—it could be conspiracy to commit a crime. Across America, parents and children are learning that the hard way. From Louisiana to Colorado, families set up makeshift lemonade stands, hoping to teach children … Continue reading How Your Child’s Lemonade Stand Could Land You in Jail

Trump’s Trade Policies Undermining Benefits of Tax Cuts, Slashing Regulations

Last week, the U.S. government hosted its annual SelectUSA Investment Summit just outside of Washington, D.C. The event often draws a good crowd of potential foreign investors looking for opportunities to invest in America. With the president’s cuts to the corporate tax rate and regulations, the United States will continue to be a prime destination … Continue reading Trump’s Trade Policies Undermining Benefits of Tax Cuts, Slashing Regulations

Three Common Ways Governments Misuse Statistics and What You Can Do About It

Government agencies and researchers produce endless reams of statistics. While statistics can be valuable, they can be easily misrepresented. A 2017 study on the use of statistics in news characterized the problem as such: "The constant supply of data produced by think tanks, government agencies, independent researchers, academics and others is a significant and a … Continue reading Three Common Ways Governments Misuse Statistics and What You Can Do About It

Here Are 5 Reasons Why Trump’s Tariff Bailouts Are a Bad Idea

The Trump administration is planning to spend as much as $12 billion in aid to help farmers hurt by the administration’s tariffs. By acknowledging the need for aid to farmers, the Trump administration is admitting that its tariff strategy is hurting Americans. There are multiple reasons why providing aid to farmers to offset the effects of tariffs … Continue reading Here Are 5 Reasons Why Trump’s Tariff Bailouts Are a Bad Idea