Union Boss’ Quid Pro Quo Threat to Lawmakers Reveals a Cause of Unions’ Decline

Before the House approved a sweeping union-boss wish list that attempts to send workers back into the 20th century, AFL-CIO union leader Richard Trumka warned lawmakers that “Those who would oppose, delay, or derail this legislation, do not ask us—do not ask the labor movement—for a dollar or a door knock. We won’t be coming.” In other … Continue reading Union Boss’ Quid Pro Quo Threat to Lawmakers Reveals a Cause of Unions’ Decline

Yes, in My Backyard: The Key to Affordable Housing Is More Housing

Across the United States, we hear we’re facing an affordable housing crisis. Little children, like three-year-old Ethan Wood, are living in tent cities with their parents, some of whom are seeking a fresh start after extensive battles with drug abuse. Then there are others, such as Emilee Broll, who has a full-time job with the … Continue reading Yes, in My Backyard: The Key to Affordable Housing Is More Housing

Unions Are Clearly in the Wrong about Freedom of Association

Unions have long justified themselves as exemplars of the right of freedom of association. Brenda Smith of the American Federation of Teachers said: Exclusivity for a union with majority support…is democracy…It allows them to amplify their voice through collective action under our constitutionally protected right to freedom of association. However, unions deprive many of their … Continue reading Unions Are Clearly in the Wrong about Freedom of Association

“Common Good Capitalism” Is No Substitute for Free Enterprise

The notion that, left unguided, without any sort of of policy involvement, the market will solve our problems will not restore a balance between the obligations and rights of the private sector and working Americans. —Senator Marco Rubio, Nov. 5, 2019 Senator Marco Rubio and his common good capitalism advocates may mean well. But as … Continue reading “Common Good Capitalism” Is No Substitute for Free Enterprise

How the Shale Revolution Became the MVP of US Energy Production

America’s oil and gas production is like Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes. Defies expectations. Continually amazes. Sets new records. Makes a lot of people very happy. Within the past decade, the United States has seen remarkable benefits as a result of the shale revolution. Fueled by innovation and American entrepreneurial grit, the U.S. surpassed Russia as the world’s largest … Continue reading How the Shale Revolution Became the MVP of US Energy Production

Why Socialism Often Leads to Tyranny

There is plenty of anecdotal evidence that communism leads to tyranny. Mention the countries North Korea, Cuba, the Soviet Union, Mao Tse Tung’s China, East Germany, and Venezuela, and most people immediately think of an oppressed population with almost no economic opportunity and no political freedom. The words communist dictatorship roll off the tongue like … Continue reading Why Socialism Often Leads to Tyranny

Banning Dollar Stores Hurts Underserved Communities

Growing up in a small, dense, North New Jersey town, grocery stores dotted nearly every other corner. But that didn’t stop our family from running to the local dollar store to pick up discount household necessities to last us until the next paycheck. Recently, local governments have been trying to take that option away from … Continue reading Banning Dollar Stores Hurts Underserved Communities