Category Archives: Economy

How Liberals Misunderstand The Gender Wage Gap

Listening to liberals discuss the gender pay gap in sports provides a great opportunity to see them misunderstand how the world works. Based on the recent pay controversies in tennis and soccer, liberals seem to think that women who do … Continue reading

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FCC Regulation Of Broadband Is Unnecessary

At the end of this month, the Federal Communications Commission will meet to consider whether to issue new rules to regulate the Internet. Under the pretense of maintaining “net neutrality,” the rules would prevent broadband suppliers from blocking the Internet, slowing down service, or creating “fast lanes” for … Continue reading

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Minimum Wage Incoherence

As of the beginning of 2015, twenty-one states raised their minimum wage levels, ranging from 15 cents an hour in Washington state to $1.25 in South Dakota, and liberals are celebrating. As Steven Pearlstein of the Washington Post sees it, and he … Continue reading

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Sugar, Sugar

The Democrats may have lost the mid-term elections, but that hasn’t kept liberals from continuing to demand that the president act unilaterally (never mind Congress and all that inconvenient democracy stuff) to force more of the liberal agenda upon all of us. We have all heard … Continue reading

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Liberals Attacking Amazon

The success of Walmart has provoked attacks from liberals for some time, despite the benefits that Walmart provides to consumers, and now liberals are turning their attention to Amazon’s success. For example, in a recent article in The New Republic, editor Franklin Foer labels Amazon a “monopolist” that … Continue reading

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The Gender Pay Gap

Liberals, such as those at the New Republic, are still clinging to that 77% statistic when writing about the gender pay gap, you know, the one where liberals claim that women earn only 77% of what men earn, implying discrimination (see here). The number is ambiguous and misleading, but that doesn’t stop liberals … Continue reading

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Not Getting Science

Oh dear, Austin Frakt of the liberal healthcare blog The Determined Statist (a.k.a. The Incidental Economist) is deeply saddened by the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision (see here). In that case, the court ruled that the government could not … Continue reading

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