Tag: Free Markets

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  • Walmart Recent Wage Increase a Free Market Success image

    Walmart Recent Wage Increase a Free Market Success

    Yesterday, Walmart announced that, beginning in April of this year, the company will raise the pay of all its employees to at least $9 an hour. In 2016, the …

  • Resolution Urging the European Union to Remove Its Ban on the Sale of Smokeless Tobacco image

    Resolution Urging the European Union to Remove Its Ban on the Sale of Smokeless Tobacco

    Resolution Urging the European Union to Remove Its Ban on the Sale of Smokeless Tobacco Whereas, Sweden is a member of the EU; and Whereas, the Four Freedoms: free …

  • Balancing Ride-on-Demand Innovations with Common Sense Consumer Protections image

    Balancing Ride-on-Demand Innovations with Common Sense Consumer Protections

    We all can agree that overregulation of an industry tends to chill innovative business strategies and ultimately harm the consumers the regulations were intended to protect. However, in pursuit of …

  • Arizona says “Neigh” to Small Businesses image

    Arizona says “Neigh” to Small Businesses

    By Audrey Williams If two ride a horse, one must ride behind. But, when the riders are government and small businesses, it’s always the latter who should ride front.

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    Happy Tax Freedom Day!

    Each year, the Tax Foundation releases a report on Tax Freedom Day – the day when the annual tax burden is paid off and people are able to keep …

  • Myth of the Day: Lower Tax Rates are Bad for the Economy image

    Myth of the Day: Lower Tax Rates are Bad for the Economy

    Our blog post on Myth #1 explained why it is untrue to assume that increased government spending (economic stimulus proposals in particular) leads to increased economic growth.  Today’s myth …

  • Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Long on Opinion, Short on Research image

    Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Long on Opinion, Short on Research

    The Left-wing Center for Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is out with a new essay attacking the economic basis for low tax, free-market, limited government policy proposals like those laid out in  …

  • No Snake Oil, Life is About Incentives image

    No Snake Oil, Life is About Incentives

    By Jonathan Small, CPA Many have heard the saying, “You reap what you sow.” This is an undeniable fact of life, reality. Essentially, this saying means that productive …

  • Capital Gains Taxes: The Phantom Menace image

    Capital Gains Taxes: The Phantom Menace

    Film fans are abuzz over news that George Lucas will sell LucasArts, along with the globally renowned “Star Wars” franchise to Disney for a staggering $4 billion.  But as Quentin …

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    Is Broadband a Monopoly?

    Broadband is often described as the “core” of the Internet ecosystem—little more than the basic infrastructure across which users interact, and subject to heavy-handed government regulations that reflect this assumption.

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    Hired With a Silver Spoon?

    At a time when states are tightening their budgets and looking everywhere to find savings, one area has been largely overlooked. A new study released by Citizens Against Government …

  • Cato Institute Grades Governors on Fiscal Record image

    Cato Institute Grades Governors on Fiscal Record

    The latest edition of the Cato Institute’s Fiscal Policy Report Card on America’s Governors grades the states on economic policies enacted since 2010.  Governors that earned an “A” implemented …

  • Resolution to Reform Export Control Regulation of Dual-Use and Defense Items image

    Resolution to Reform Export Control Regulation of Dual-Use and Defense Items

    Resolution to Reform Export Control Regulation of Dual-Use and Defense Items Summary Current regulations constrain US business from competing globally, create friction with trusted allies who have to negotiate …

  • The Need for Corporate Tax Reform image

    The Need for Corporate Tax Reform

    It’s no secret that the U.S. corporate tax rate is one of the highest in the world. However, a recent report released by the Cato Institute measured exactly …

  • Intellectual Property: The Innovation Economy’s Engine for Growth and Job Creation image

    Intellectual Property: The Innovation Economy’s Engine for Growth and Job Creation

    Intellectual Property (IP) is work or an invention resulting from creativity and innovation and can be used to define anything from a piece of art to the …

  • ALEC works with lawmakers image

    ALEC works with lawmakers

    ALEC op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle this morning. “While Washington has become gridlocked and largely ineffective, the real legislative action is happening at the state level. Why? Because …

  • Inside ALEC Takes on Taxes image

    Inside ALEC Takes on Taxes

    “No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this …

  • Taxes Push Firms Abroad image

    Taxes Push Firms Abroad

    More and more U.S. companies are moving their corporate headquarters abroad to seek more favorable tax treatment of corporate income, according to recent analysis from the Wall Street Journal.

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    Uber vs. City Hall

    Hailing a taxi is one of the most frustrating experiences in modern city life. Unfortunately, city government seems intent on keeping it that way. Uber, a San Francisco-based company, …

  • Mobile Apps are Niche Sector of the Telecommunications Industry image

    Mobile Apps are Niche Sector of the Telecommunications Industry

    Statistics from a litany of sources demonstrate one clear takeaway: app use is skyrocketing. Facilitated by increasing numbers of smartphone users, apps are downloaded from proprietary online markets and provide …