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 | 2018-09-18T13:35:13+00:00 August 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+00:00 July 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 | 2018-09-18T13:37:18+00:00 July 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 | 2018-09-18T13:37:45+00:00 July 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 | 2018-09-18T14:01:06+00:00 July 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 [...]

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Revisiting Lexington: What Can We Learn From the Red Hen Fiasco

Revisiting Lexington: What Can We Learn From the Red Hen Fiasco By John Towey The recent kerfuffle which resulted in White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, being asked to leave a local Lexington, Virginia restaurant, sorely reminds us of the divisive political animosity that threatens the cohesion of our [...]

By | 2018-09-18T14:01:26+00:00 July 5th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Revisiting Lexington: What Can We Learn From the Red Hen Fiasco

Janus v AFSCME

The Nation Follows Florida’s Right-To-Work Lead By: Connor James Florida led the way, and the nation has finally followed. On June 27, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision that prevents public sector unions from forcing non-union workers to pay fees if they choose not to.[i] The decision also [...]

By | 2018-09-18T14:02:01+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Janus v AFSCME