Economy

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How Raising the Minimum Wage Hurts Small Bookstores

“Most small businesses I know work incredibly long hours for relatively little pay, because they do it for love and passion.”

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Lobby Day For the Marijuana Industry

Weed wonks head to Capitol Hill, talking taxes and policy reform

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When Good Samaritans Get Ticketed

Feeding the homeless is more difficult than you may think.

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Cities for People—or Cars?

New Urbanism rediscovers centuries of walkable wisdom.

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Wall Street Rallies the GOP for Obama’s Fast Track

Republicans pay back their plutocratic donors by surrendering congressional prerogatives on free trade.

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What the Shut-In Economy Destroys

Our reliance on service and delivery apps undermines real-world involvement and skills.

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Put a Stop to Stoplights

The shared space movement rewrites the rules of the road.

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Building an Underclass

How urban planners helped demolish Britain’s working families

Are Millennials Bad Employees?

Calling an entire generation “lazy” may be an exaggeration, but our conceptions of work ethic and company loyalty have changed.

Why the Ethanol Mandate Is Terrible Policy

Politicians of both parties may bow before Big Corn, but the biofuel requirement is an unmanageable economic distortion.

Why Staying Put Matters, And Why It’s So Hard

Mobility is a flawed solution to modern urban and social problems.

Bringing Back the “Home Economy”

Join us for a symposium exploring the vision of home as “economic center” of society

Is the Export-Import Bank Conservative?

Why the agency is so divisive amongst Republicans and their libertarian counterparts

Why Local Food Freedom Matters

It supports a vision of community-based entrepreneurship and accountability.

Fighting Crop Insurance Cronyism

Why the Harvest Price Subsidy Prohibition Act matters—and why it probably won’t go anywhere.

The Farmer’s Market Examined

It’s not perfect—but it offers benefits that transcend price.