Hillary: Queen of the Gig Economy

May 10th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Economics, Labor, Politics Robert May 1 min read

Jared Meyer writes: Listening to Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail may lead one to assume she is against the sharing economy, or what she calls the “gig economy.” As she promised in her first major economic address at the New School in New York City, the gig economy is “raising hard questions about workplace protections and what a good job will look like in…

 

California: The Ultimate Nanny State

May 10th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Government, Regulation Robert May 1 min read

David Harsanyi writes: In California, a 15-year-old girl can abort a viable baby without telling her parents, but starting now a married 20-year-old with a job and kids can’t buy a pack of cigarettes. Or get a drink. That same 15-year-old girl is banned from getting an indoor tan, and a woman must obtain, and give, “affirmative consent” before kissing someone during her college years.  

 

Capitalism rejected by majority of adults under 30

May 10th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Business, Democracy, Economics, Government, Politics Bill B. May 1 min read

Michael F. Haverluck writes:  With the self-proclaimed socialist, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) being the hands-down favorite for young Americans looking for a Democratic presidential candidate, the results from a recent survey confirms this Leftist bent, showing that more than half of American adults under 30 reject capitalism. The study conducted by Harvard University was a shocker for many Americans, showing that capitalism is dying in…

 

Democracy’s Death Spiral

John C. Goodman writes:  On Monday, Puerto Rico missed a payment on $422 million worth of bonds. If the United States doesn’t come to the rescue, this will be only the first of many defaults to come. In all, the island has $72 billion in debt and an additional $46 billion in unfunded pension liabilities — totaling more than the country’s annual GDP. As debt…

 

How the TSA Ruins Lives

May 7th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Government, Regulation Bill B. May 1 min read

Jeffrey Tucker says:  The agency has no stake in the profitability of the airlines.   Have you missed a flight recently due to a long security line? I have. So have tens of thousands of others. It used to be that you could get to the airport an hour before your flight. That might still work. Or maybe not. Maybe security itself will take an hour…

 

Ticking like a time bomb: Federal debt up another trillion in the last six months

May 6th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Government, National Debt William Nissen 1 min read

There used to be a bumper sticker out there that said, “Don’t tell Obama what comes after a trillion.” That annoying adage still applies. CNS News editor Terence P. Jeffrey reveals that the federal debt has risen by over $1 trillion since then-House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cut a budget deal with President Obama that suspended the legal limit on…