Adviser to Florida’s Governor Touts State’s Success Against COVID-19

A free-market advocate who helped advise Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on how to combat COVID-19 said on Feb. 28 that the state’s success navigating the pandemic stemmed from a flexible approach. “When the virus initially hit, no one knew what to do, really, anywhere in the country. All of the ‘experts’ were [...]

By |2021-03-05T10:40:22-04:00March 5th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Adviser to Florida’s Governor Touts State’s Success Against COVID-19

Welcome to Florida! Don’t Forget Why You Moved Here

Andrew Cuomo might just be Florida’s #1 real estate agent. The Sunshine State is all too happy to pick up the many entrepreneurial refugees fleeing the big government failures of the Empire State. We entice roughly a quarter-million new residents each year. In both population and income migration, Florida takes [...]

By |2021-02-24T19:16:27-04:00February 24th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Welcome to Florida! Don’t Forget Why You Moved Here

These Shocking Graphs Show Florida’s Far Better COVID Outcomes With Far Milder Lockdown Than New York, California

By Elle Reynolds February 18, 2021 Gov. Ron DeSantis has put the leaders of locked-down blue states to shame, and Democrat politicians are ashamed to admit it. On a flight out of Orlando last month, I met a friendly Canadian family with three young children. We started chatting, and I [...]

By |2021-02-18T15:18:31-04:00February 18th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on These Shocking Graphs Show Florida’s Far Better COVID Outcomes With Far Milder Lockdown Than New York, California

8 Things We Love About the Senate School Choice Proposal

JMI Policy Nerds Pen Valentines Day Ode to Senate School Choice Proposal With February 14 fast approaching, the policy nerds at The James Madison Institute are counting the many reasons why we love the Florida Senate’s new school choice proposal. Sure, this is hopelessly pathetic; but the object of [...]

By |2021-02-10T17:59:35-04:00February 9th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on 8 Things We Love About the Senate School Choice Proposal

Starbucks’ Last Straw

By Patrick Martin Starbucks’ decision to discontinue its use of plastic straws is an example of a market-based solution in action. The coffee giant made the decision to expand its use of a strawless “sippy cup” style lid earlier this month. The decision follows a years-long movement in the U.S. [...]

By |2020-07-29T12:34:27-04:00August 8th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Starbucks’ Last Straw

The Military’s Overlooked Role in Florida’s Economy

By: Connor James Florida’s Military Installations/Defense Business Employment: 801,747 jobs[1] Population of: Alaska: 739,795; District of Columbia: 693,972; North Dakota: 755,393; Vermont: 623,657; Wyoming: 579,315 Let’s not talk about tourism. Rather than discuss how the tourism industry is Florida’s economic savior, the focus should be on what narrowing Florida’s vision [...]

By |2018-09-18T13:35:44-04:00July 24th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on The Military’s Overlooked Role in Florida’s Economy

American Dream Miami: Private Deal, Public Consequences

By Patrick Martin It looks like Miami will be the home of the nation’s largest mall in 2022. The Miami-Dade County Commission voted 9-1 in March to approve the plans for American Dream Miami, from Canadian mall-builder Triple Five Group. The same group owns the well-known Mall of America in [...]

By |2020-06-10T15:19:00-04:00July 19th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on American Dream Miami: Private Deal, Public Consequences

The Startup Economy

By: Connor James With talk of the nation’s biggest companies including Facebook[1] and Google[2] holding a great deal of market share, it serves as a great time to look back to the beginnings of the goliaths: as startups. Whether it’s Facebook, Google, Amazon, or Apple, they each began at the [...]

By |2020-07-29T12:39:00-04:00July 10th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on The Startup Economy

Opinion: ‘Right-to-work’ really does work

By Dr. Bob McClure Once upon a time, workers in the United States were served by a necessary and positively transformative feature of society – collective bargaining. In times long past, pay and working conditions were so poor that union efforts were warranted in the push for greater economic prosperity [...]

By |2020-06-10T15:29:48-04:00July 9th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Opinion: ‘Right-to-work’ really does work

King Midas: The Economic Impact of LeBron James

King Midas: The Economic Impact of LeBron James By Paul Donaldson On July 1 at 8:05pm, the long anticipated announcement of whether or not LeBron James would once again take his talents elsewhere finally arrived. With it came the jubilation of my fellow Lakers fans, and the utter disbelief of [...]

By |2020-06-10T15:31:16-04:00July 9th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on King Midas: The Economic Impact of LeBron James
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