Tag: Business
No $1,000 Handouts, End Payroll Taxes!

As a small business owner, I don’t need a $1,000 handout. This is a gimmick—let’s instead focus on solutions tailored to the problem. I need the tax relief of suspending the payroll taxes I and my workers pay. Some math—my workers are all being paid their normal salaries for the foreseeable future, despite trials,…
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Chick-fil-A’s Awkward Adolescence

Chick-fil-A’s recent decision to cut off its Foundation’s support of the Salvation Army, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and other Christian organizations is evocative of nothing so much as the Middle Schooler, desperate to get in with the “In” crowd, disavowing her previous association with “uncool” friends. Will Chick-fil-A suffer the same rebuff that generally…
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President Trump and the Popularity of Socialism

The Cold War, which effectively ended thirty years ago with the collapse of the Berlin Wall, was a contest between the capitalist democracies of the West against the socialist dictatorships of the East. The result was a decisive victory for capitalism and democracy. Now, with the rise of self-described socialists like Bernie Sanders and…
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‘Grand Bargain’ Is Bay State’s Grand Disaster

Increased minimum wage and forced paid leave will ultimately hurt workers.

Political Capitalism

The real threat to free markets lies in the regulatory state.

I Hope Russia Wins

We’re not talking about the World Cup here, but Russia’s challenge to Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs.

Seattle Strives to Be More Like Detroit

The city of Seattle attempts to grapple with the crisis of economic prosperity.

Capitalism’s Biggest Enemies Are Capitalists

Capitalism is by far the most effective anti-poverty program in the world’s history.

Tax Reform IV: Corporate Tax Reform

The United States has one of the highest corporate income tax rates in the world. While both the Obama administration and Trump administration have criticized American companies for moving operations off-shore, and considered a variety of policies for punishing them if they do, a better approach would be to design policies that make it…
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Will the Workday Shrink to Four Hours?

Jack Ma, the billionaire founder of Chinese firm Alibaba, anticipates that in 30 years the workday will shrink to four hours. He cites as evidence the continual decline in the number of works hours of the average worker. But while average hours worked has declined, some people work 60 to 70 hours a week…
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