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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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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