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Guest opinion: The self-fulfilling prophecy of shortages

By Victor V. Claar May 13, 2021 On Monday evening, May 10, I bought gas as usual at Sam’s Club in Naples. I bought it because I needed it. The lines were about the same as they normally are at Sam’s that time of day, and I paid less than [...]

By |2021-05-14T10:43:07-04:00May 14th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Guest opinion: The self-fulfilling prophecy of shortages

Statehood for Puerto Rico versus the District of Columbia

By Ryan Ellis March 4, 2021 Democrats have made no secret of their intent to pack the U.S. Supreme Court, water down the protections of small states in the Senate and effectively demolish the Electoral College. All of these things are Overton window shifts in our constitutional order. One necessary but not [...]

By |2021-03-29T11:23:41-04:00March 29th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Statehood for Puerto Rico versus the District of Columbia

Florida lawmakers urged to take go-slow approach to taxing online sales

By Michael Carroll February 18, 2021 Moving too hastily on legislation to tax goods sold online by out-of-state merchants could lead to more civil litigation and burdensome rules, public policy experts said in a warning to Florida lawmakers. A new report published by the Tallahassee-based James Madison Institute and the [...]

By |2021-03-29T11:42:05-04:00March 29th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Florida lawmakers urged to take go-slow approach to taxing online sales

Biden Administration Suspends Rule Protecting Businesses From Banking Discrimination

By Sonny Mazzone February 22, 2021 The Biden administration has rolled back a Trump-era regulation meant to protect politically disfavored businesses, like gun manufacturers and cryptocurrency exchanges, from being categorically denied banking services. In a statement released January 28, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) said that the move [...]

By |2021-03-29T11:06:25-04:00March 29th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Biden Administration Suspends Rule Protecting Businesses From Banking Discrimination

The New York Times Was Right the First Time: “The Right Minimum Wage: $0.00”

When I was an undergraduate in the late 1980s, the economics of the minimum wage was settled—in economics and elsewhere. The New York Times editorial board published its daily opinion on January 14, 1987 with this headline: “The Right Minimum Wage: $0.00.” The Times devoted its editorial that day to the minimum wage because [...]

By |2021-03-24T13:36:12-04:00March 24th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on The New York Times Was Right the First Time: “The Right Minimum Wage: $0.00”

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

The Future is Florida

An old saying goes: “If you want to be someone, go to California. If you are someone, go to New York. If you were someone, go to Florida.” But in 2020, Florida Man, Woman, and Child exacted revenge. Now, if you want to be someone, go to Florida. If you [...]

By |2021-02-24T19:06:10-04:00January 28th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on The Future is Florida

On Wayfair, Tread Lightly

Florida Should Not Repeat the Other States' Mistakes on Remote Sales Tax Legislation By: Andrew Moylan Executive Vice President, National Taxpayers Union Foundation; Adjunct Scholar, The James Madison Institute Andrew Wilford Policy Analyst, National Taxpayers Union Foundation; Adjunct Scholar, The James Madison Institute Click here to read the full PDF [...]

By |2021-01-11T18:17:58-04:00January 12th, 2021|Publications|Comments Off on On Wayfair, Tread Lightly

Which Path to Take on November 3rd

By: Jeff Kendall October 26, 2020 Pennsylvania’s economy is reeling from Gov. Tom Wolf’s inexplicable and inconsistent business shutdowns. Throughout Wolf’s shutdown, our unemployment rate has consistently exceeded the national average. Our families are suffering, with the state’s unemployment system proving itself a catastrophic failure that left tens of thousands [...]

By |2020-10-27T11:39:34-04:00October 27th, 2020|Press|Comments Off on Which Path to Take on November 3rd

50 Cent Is Right About Biden’s Tax Plan, It Would Be Terrible For Workers, Small Business

By: Stephen Moore and Alfredo Ortiz October 22, 2020 Rapper 50 Cent filled the media void and publicized Joe Biden's soak the rich tax plan this week. According to FoxNews.com, "On Monday, the 45-year-old hip-hop star shared an image on Instagram depicting a news broadcast that stated New York would be taxed at [...]

By |2020-10-22T13:08:05-04:00October 22nd, 2020|Press|Comments Off on 50 Cent Is Right About Biden’s Tax Plan, It Would Be Terrible For Workers, Small Business
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