Driving past Wal-Mart on Route 50 between Berlin and West Ocean City a few weeks ago, I just about did a double take. I actually saw a human being walking on what I like to call the “pathway from nowhere to nowhere” in front of the shopping center…Read this article
Not long after sunrise on a weekday morning in August, stocky men in baseball caps and paint-spattered jeans gathered in front of food stands lining the entrance to a shopping plaza near Sixth and Union in Westlake. A cumbia played at low volume. Over the din of customers and passing cars, the women vendors intoned the items from the morning’s menu: torta de huevo con espinaca, gallina chipotle, caldo de res. The young women who assist the vendors exchanged pleasantries with customers and ladled beans and rice out of steaming Coleman coolers onto Styrofoam plates…Read this article
The first thing to realize about regulation is that it is a tax. In simple terms, if the government wants a certain outcome, it can tax you and use the money to try and accomplish that outcome, or it can require that you expend resources to produce the desired outcome…Read this article
Throughout American history, patents have been key to making the United States the world’s leader in innovation. They have spurred the development of the telegraph, the telephone, electrical systems, automobiles, aviation, computers, smartphones, and numerous life-saving drugs.
But recent changes in U.S. patent law threaten to dethrone the United States as the world’s technology leader — and slow American economic growth…Read this article
The governors of Nebraska, Missouri and Wisconsin recently announced new regulatory reform initiatives, adding three more states to a growing list of governments prioritizing red tape reduction. While these are necessary actions, there is still much more to be done at every level of government…Read this article
September 1, 2015
Wyoming rancher Andy Johnson wanted to build a pond on his property for his cattle. He got the necessary state permits and did it. Cattle now drink from the pond, and birds and fish call it home…Read this article
August 18, 2017
Republican House members announced Friday that the Justice Department has ended the controversial Obama-era program targeting payday lenders, gun shops, and other legal businesses, in response to several House Republicans who requested Operation Choke Point be shut down…
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August 22, 2017
Last week, President Donald Trump directed U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to investigate, among other things, whether China’s laws, policies or practices were harming American intellectual property, innovation and technology. Undoubtedly, Ambassador Lighthizer will come back to the president with a straightforward (and unequivocal) answer: Yes; China is (and has been) robbing us blind…Read this article
August 9, 2017
CC Orlando & Sons, which baked countless wedding and holy communion cakes and pastries since its founding on an Overbrook corner in 1948, closed after business Sunday.
The Orlando family cited not only the challenges of the baking business in these days of ubiquitous Dunkin’ Donuts shops and 24-hour supermarkets but the city’s 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages and a recent rise in property assessments…Read this article