Economy

The Conservative Case for Universal Healthcare

Why in five years, the American right will embrace socialized medicine.

How Federal Policy Holds Back Sustainable Economic Growth

Overly restrictive patent law and housing regulation reward existing monopolies.

Will American Science Stay On Top?

Scientific elites provoke America’s egalitarian anxieties.

How Today’s Rich Families Are Different

A penchant for mobility is the key to building and maintaining intergenerational wealth.

Are Illinois and Puerto Rico Our Future?

Has democratic socialism passed its peak?

Trump Is Winning on Trade

Making America great again

Reverse Obama’s Net-Neutrality Power Grab

The internet isn’t a utility.

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The Paris Agreement Had No Teeth

If solar and wind were indeed catching up to other forms of electricity generation, they wouldn’t need subsidies.

Should Government Health Care Favor the Poor?

Medical care should be guaranteed to all, but not for free.

Does the Paris Agreement Matter?

Real climate-change solutions will come from entrepreneurs, not diplomats.

The Roots of Trump’s Economic Policy

The ‘American model’ is a rediscovering of an older Republican tradition.

Laboring under the Delusions of Democrats

The AFL-CIO exists to launder union dues into the campaign war chests of the Democrat Party.

Optometrists’ Cronyist Assault on Online Eye Exams

They are blinding patients to free-market competition.

Paul Ryan’s Triumph

He struck a delicate balance in the House. But does the Senate have a different center of gravity?

The Low-Skill Immigration Increase Hidden in the Spending Deal

Check out page 735 of the 1.665-page bill.

Populist Environmentalism?

Advocates for the environment can draw on a long and close association with populist sentiment.

‘Middle-Class Tax Relief’ Is a Hoax

The top 20 percent already pony up 84 percent of income taxes.