On Vaccine Passports, Free People Require Free Movement

“Vaccine passports” are the latest in a long line of unusual terms we’ve all become familiar with over the past year. The Washington Post reports the Biden Administration is working to coordinate a national program that would require citizens to show proof of their vaccine status in order to travel or enter public places, but … Continue reading On Vaccine Passports, Free People Require Free Movement

Biden Is Covering Up True Price Tag of Infrastructure Plan, Experts Warn

President Biden’s just-released infrastructure proposal takes a “go big or go home” approach. Its various provisions have been tallied at $2 to $2.25 trillion in total cost, with less than half of that spending going to actual transportation infrastructure—hundreds of billions are instead funneled to “racial and environmental justice,” crony corporate subsidies, public schools, and … Continue reading Biden Is Covering Up True Price Tag of Infrastructure Plan, Experts Warn

9 Things You Need to Know About Biden’s ‘Infrastructure’ Spending Plan

Fast on the heels of signing a bloated $1.9 trillion spending package, President Joe Biden has introduced yet another gigantic spending plan. While the administration’s messaging focuses on broadly popular themes such as “jobs” and “infrastructure,” the details of the plan show that it would be a destructive power grab for Washington. Here are just some of the problems with the … Continue reading 9 Things You Need to Know About Biden’s ‘Infrastructure’ Spending Plan

Tariffs Are Bad, and Clever‐​Sounding Substitutes for Tariffs Are Just as Bad

My colleague Scott Lincicome wrote about a NY Times piece that discussed “the Biden White House’s plans to ‘transform the economy’ through ‘dramatic interventions to revive U.S. manufacturing’ — heavy on economic nationalism, industrial planning, and manufacturing jobs.” Scott focused on economic nationalism in the auto sector. I’m going to add a point about different kinds of protectionist measures to … Continue reading Tariffs Are Bad, and Clever‐​Sounding Substitutes for Tariffs Are Just as Bad

Before Rejoining UN Human Rights Council, US Should Commit to Authentic Human Rights

The United States is headed back to the United Nations Human Rights Council, as announced by Secretary of State Antony Blinken. In his statement, Blinken addresses the body’s failings, but notes that, “the best way to improve the Council is to engage with it and its members in a principled fashion.” While American human rights leadership is … Continue reading Before Rejoining UN Human Rights Council, US Should Commit to Authentic Human Rights

Tariffs (That Biden Won’t Remove) Threaten the U.S. Manufacturing Recovery (That Biden Wants)

Bloomberg reports that American steelmakers are imperiling President Biden’s goal of boosting the U.S. manufacturing sector and might, in fact, cause more industrial offshoring: Producers that shut furnaces in response to falling demand during the early stages of the coronavirus are still operating plants at well below pre‐​pandemic levels, even as recovering economies and tight supplies drive prices higher. … Continue reading Tariffs (That Biden Won’t Remove) Threaten the U.S. Manufacturing Recovery (That Biden Wants)

ObamaCare: Democrats Promise Throwing $36 Billion at Health Insurance Companies Will Work This Time

House Democrats are proposing a temporary but massive $34 billion increase in subsidies for ObamaCare plans. The proposal would offer its largest subsidies to high‐​income earners. It would offer more subsidies on behalf of men than women. It would cover few previously uninsured individuals, and at a very high cost. Perhaps worst of all, in the name … Continue reading ObamaCare: Democrats Promise Throwing $36 Billion at Health Insurance Companies Will Work This Time

Economists Warn We Can’t Keep Ignoring the National Debt Forever

With COVID-19 ravaging the country and government pandemic lockdowns devastating our economy, the national debt has understandably slipped to the back of many Americans’ minds. But the federal government continues to fall deeper into the red at a dramatically accelerating rate. Free-market economists interviewed by FEE warned that we can’t continue like this forever without … Continue reading Economists Warn We Can’t Keep Ignoring the National Debt Forever

Why Competition Is the Antidote to Big Tech’s Bad Behavior, Not Politicians

Since the start of 2021, debates about hosting sites, web services, and social media bans have drawn attention from all sides of the spectrum with some calling foul, citing free speech concerns, while others attest that it is simply warranted ownership control. We have a love-hate relationship with technology that is confounded by ever evolving … Continue reading Why Competition Is the Antidote to Big Tech’s Bad Behavior, Not Politicians

We Can’t Just Focus on Public Health. Fiscal Health Is Also Vital to Our Nation’s Future.

Uncle Sam hit a budget deficit of $163 billion in January, a record high for the month and a $130 billion hike from the deficit in the same month last year. This does not bear well for America’s fiscal health. Not only that, but for the first four months of the 2021 fiscal year, the budget shortfall … Continue reading We Can’t Just Focus on Public Health. Fiscal Health Is Also Vital to Our Nation’s Future.