Google Fiber Cashing Government Checks – Bypassing Poor Neighborhoods Anyway

Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has a current market cap value of $544 billion. The entire Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Taiwan is $524 billion. So Google is bigger than…Taiwan. So why is the United States federal government giving monster Google so many unequal-before-the-law policy preferences – via executive branch fiat? Everyone Loathes the Latest Obama […]

New York’s Government Needs to (Re)Learn: You Can’t Spend Your Way to Prosperity

During the passage of the inanity that was the Democrats’ 2009 $878 billion “Stimulus,” Vice President Joe Biden bizarrely uttered in its indefensible defense “People look at me and say ‘What are you talking about, Joe? You’re telling me we need to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?’ The answer is yes, that’s […]

Election 2016: Do We Really Want Four More Years of This?

Terrible, economy-destroying policy. Delivered not by Congress – but by unilateral executive branch fiat. Delivered as special favors to political cronies. That’s been the last eight years in a nutshell. Do we want it for another four? That’s the question Americans need to ask themselves as they head to the polls tomorrow. (Millions of people […]

Those Who Can – Do. Those Who Can’t – Regulate Those Who Can

It’s how this country became the economic light of the world. Talented people – free to do amazing things. They become fabulously wealthy – and make all our lives better and richer. Your computer, your phone, your car, your home’s television, heater and air conditioner and millions of other life-bettering things – created by talented […]

What Obama Just Did Exemplifies Why His Economy Continues to Stink On Ice

Uncertainty. Perhaps the worst of words for private sector investors. The free market is filled to the brim with it. One rarely if ever knows how things will transpire. You measure twice – if not three, four or five times. And then you cut your deal. Then you cross your fingers – and hope for […]

Want a Shortage of Something? Put the Government in Charge of Its Production

The late, inordinately great man and economist Milton Friedman once rightly observed “If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years there’d be a shortage of sand.” Where governments run things – shortages abound. Places with unbelievable amounts of natural resources – end up importing those very things when […]