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Business & Economics

The Gender Pay Gap Isn’t Caused by Sexism. It’s the Result of Women’s Choices

Last week, U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh traveled to the annual gathering of elites in Davos, Switzerland, to call for American businesses to add women to their leadership teams in order to close the gender pay gap. Get more girlbosses into the C-suite, the thinking goes, and they’ll ensure women’s work …

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What do Ticketmaster and Pharmacy Benefit Managers have in common?

Popular American singer and songwriter, Taylor Swift, released her newest album ‘Midnights’ in October. The album quickly became the most-streamed album in 24 hours on Spotify, with 184.6 million streams, according to Guinness World Records. Following the release, the artist sought to work with Ticketmaster, a company who arguably has …

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Been There, Done That on Denying Americans the Freedom to Work as They Choose

Inspired by California’s controversial AB 5 – which was called “the worst piece of legislation to be passed and signed in California” by PRI’s Kerry Jackson – the Biden Administration is proposing new regulations to impose this agenda nationally.  If successful, these policies would hurt entrepreneurship and minority economic advancement …

Business & Economics

Brian Domitrovic – Do Taxes Have Consequences?

Our guest this week is Brian Domitrovic, an economic historian focusing on the history and development of supply-side economics.

Commentary

Nothing Curative About Dems Inflation, Higher Taxes and Prices

Congressional Democrats are one step closer to passing their trillion-dollar “Build Back Better” spending package. On July 6 U.S. Senate leaders hashed out a key proposal that would allow Medicare to “negotiate” with pharmaceutical companies over prescription drug prices. The effort is part of Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer’s, D- N.Y., drive …

Agriculture

Fourth of July cookouts are a costly proposition

Monday is the annual celebration of freedom from the tyranny of an absentee monarchy. In 2021, the White House tweeted that a Fourth of July cookout would cost Americans $0.16 less than in 2020 and touted it as a victory. Will there be a similar tweet for 2022? As the …

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Massachusetts Fails to Learn the Lesson of the “Success” From California’s AB 5

The top court in Massachusetts shut down a gig work ballot measure last week in a litigation battle brought on by opponents of independent contracting work. The ballot measure, that was anticipated to pass with over 80% of Uber and Lyft drivers in support in opinion surveys, would have classified …

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Despite Sunday Late Night Tax Rebate Deal, Gas Tax Still Going Up

Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Legislature’s Democratic leaders announced Sunday that they had finally reached agreement on a tax rebate plan.  How to give Californians relief from high gas prices and rising inflation had been a key sticking point holding up the budget’s enactment. The unusual release of the plan …

Business & Economics

Rounding Up The Usual Suspects Won’t Alleviate Inflation

Doing his best Captain Renault impersonation, President Biden is trying to alleviate the troubling inflationary environment by “rounding up the usual suspects”. In this case, that means blame a problem that can only be caused by errant government policies on politically convenient targets such as rising drug prices, Russia’s invasion of the …

Business & Economics

Handcuffing Freelancers Is Bad For Economy And Small Business

Addressing the persistent problem of inflation requires pro-growth fiscal and regulatory policies in addition to concerted tightening by the Federal Reserve. Unfortunately, President Biden’s plan to address inflation, as outlined in his recent Wall Street Journal editorial, would implement the exact opposite. Instead of empowering entrepreneurs to accelerate growth and improve prosperity, …

Business & Economics

The Gender Pay Gap Isn’t Caused by Sexism. It’s the Result of Women’s Choices

Last week, U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh traveled to the annual gathering of elites in Davos, Switzerland, to call for American businesses to add women to their leadership teams in order to close the gender pay gap. Get more girlbosses into the C-suite, the thinking goes, and they’ll ensure women’s work …

Blog

What do Ticketmaster and Pharmacy Benefit Managers have in common?

Popular American singer and songwriter, Taylor Swift, released her newest album ‘Midnights’ in October. The album quickly became the most-streamed album in 24 hours on Spotify, with 184.6 million streams, according to Guinness World Records. Following the release, the artist sought to work with Ticketmaster, a company who arguably has …

Blog

Been There, Done That on Denying Americans the Freedom to Work as They Choose

Inspired by California’s controversial AB 5 – which was called “the worst piece of legislation to be passed and signed in California” by PRI’s Kerry Jackson – the Biden Administration is proposing new regulations to impose this agenda nationally.  If successful, these policies would hurt entrepreneurship and minority economic advancement …

Business & Economics

Brian Domitrovic – Do Taxes Have Consequences?

Our guest this week is Brian Domitrovic, an economic historian focusing on the history and development of supply-side economics.

Commentary

Nothing Curative About Dems Inflation, Higher Taxes and Prices

Congressional Democrats are one step closer to passing their trillion-dollar “Build Back Better” spending package. On July 6 U.S. Senate leaders hashed out a key proposal that would allow Medicare to “negotiate” with pharmaceutical companies over prescription drug prices. The effort is part of Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer’s, D- N.Y., drive …

Agriculture

Fourth of July cookouts are a costly proposition

Monday is the annual celebration of freedom from the tyranny of an absentee monarchy. In 2021, the White House tweeted that a Fourth of July cookout would cost Americans $0.16 less than in 2020 and touted it as a victory. Will there be a similar tweet for 2022? As the …

Blog

Massachusetts Fails to Learn the Lesson of the “Success” From California’s AB 5

The top court in Massachusetts shut down a gig work ballot measure last week in a litigation battle brought on by opponents of independent contracting work. The ballot measure, that was anticipated to pass with over 80% of Uber and Lyft drivers in support in opinion surveys, would have classified …

Blog

Despite Sunday Late Night Tax Rebate Deal, Gas Tax Still Going Up

Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Legislature’s Democratic leaders announced Sunday that they had finally reached agreement on a tax rebate plan.  How to give Californians relief from high gas prices and rising inflation had been a key sticking point holding up the budget’s enactment. The unusual release of the plan …

Business & Economics

Rounding Up The Usual Suspects Won’t Alleviate Inflation

Doing his best Captain Renault impersonation, President Biden is trying to alleviate the troubling inflationary environment by “rounding up the usual suspects”. In this case, that means blame a problem that can only be caused by errant government policies on politically convenient targets such as rising drug prices, Russia’s invasion of the …

Business & Economics

Handcuffing Freelancers Is Bad For Economy And Small Business

Addressing the persistent problem of inflation requires pro-growth fiscal and regulatory policies in addition to concerted tightening by the Federal Reserve. Unfortunately, President Biden’s plan to address inflation, as outlined in his recent Wall Street Journal editorial, would implement the exact opposite. Instead of empowering entrepreneurs to accelerate growth and improve prosperity, …

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