The Unconstitutional Tax on “Unrealized Capital Gains”

– March 13, 2023

“Much like the contrived economic arguments behind the wealth tax, its legal arguments are a result of politically motivated reasoning to bring about a new tax system that the Constitution prohibits.” ~ Phillip W. Magness


How Did We Get Here: The Coming Standardization for Policy Implementation of ESG

– March 12, 2023

“The ESG industry shows no signs of slowing down, and initiatives seem to be ramping up on a global scale. As such, it is worth considering how we got here, who is in charge, and what lies ahead.” ~ Kimberlee Josephson


On Jobs

– March 5, 2023

“When consumers’ tastes change, only entrepreneurs can successfully discover – in competition with each other – how to reallocate resources in ways that don’t result in a decline in living standards.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux


Biden’s Industrial Policy Flop

– February 27, 2023

“Biden’s industrial flop will disrupt entrepreneurial activity and hobble the American economy. We should learn the lessons of the past and accept, once and for all, that industrial policy doesn’t work, no matter how much we will it.” ~ Michael N. Peterson


Treating Adults like Children

– February 25, 2023

“Now more than ever, those of us who simply want to be able to think new thoughts and try new things must defend the rights of those whose lifestyles we may not wish to copy. Treat adults like… adults.” ~ Jason Sorens


Unions Should Not Be Protected Against Suits for Deliberate Property Damage

– February 23, 2023

“The Court’s decision will probably be released in June. Let us hope that it subtracts from rather than adds to the power and privilege enjoyed by labor unions.” ~ George Leef


Seek Symmetry

– February 22, 2023

“A better approach is to ensure that employers and employees are on equal footing when it comes to job mobility and competition, by requiring that the terms of the noncompete apply equally to both the company’s and the employee’s competitors.” ~ Antony Davies


ESG: What Bureaucrats and Buyers Want but the World Doesn’t Need

– February 21, 2023

“Although criticisms of ESG are on the rise, a pivot in portfolio management back to frameworks focused on corporate growth rather than cause-related ones seems unlikely. Both buyers and bureaucrats are to blame.” ~ Kimberlee Josephson


In Defense of “Junk” Fees

– February 18, 2023

“The incremental fees associated with the great plethora of goods and services at our fingertips are an essential prerequisite to satisfying consumer demand. Their abolishment, whether by prohibition or concealment via aggregation, will prove consequential.” ~ Peter C. Earle


Biden’s “Buy American” Scheme a Bad Deal for America

– February 17, 2023

“Paying more to produce goods domestically that could be acquired cheaper from elsewhere, wastes resources, kills jobs in other industries, and makes us poorer as a result.” ~ Brian Balfour


The “New Study Finds” Approach to Overregulation

– February 13, 2023

“The distinction between correlation and causation is not important to those who want to expand governmental power. An aggressive bureaucracy needs only an affectation of justification for a regulation or ban already in the works.” ~ Jon Sanders


The Case for User Accountability and Keeping Section 230

– February 10, 2023

“It is in the best interest of any platform or search engine to flag, block, or report that which does not adhere to its terms of service, especially when illegal activity is discovered. And it is in everyone’s best interest for the tech industry to retain the right and protection to do so.” ~ Kimberlee Josephson