Economist Deirdre McCloskey will soon release her new book entitled "Bourgeois Equality:  How Ideas…
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Image of the Day: A Powerful Tribute to Free Market Capitalism

Economist Deirdre McCloskey will soon release her new book entitled "Bourgeois Equality:  How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World." It it, she describes the unprecedented transformation  and improvement of human wellbeing through the power of economic freedom, as illustrated by this graph:

. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="568" caption="The Power of Free Markets"][/caption]

. As McCloskey summarizes, that's the result of the free market revolution:

. [I]n the two centuries after 1800, the trade-tested goods and services available to the average person in Sweden or Taiwan rose by a factor of 30 or 100.  Not 100 percent, understand - a mere doubling - but in its highest estimate a factor of 100, nearly 10,000 percent, and at least a factor of 30…[more]

August 18, 2017 • 01:52 pm
Colin Kaepernick: Cop Hater and Apologist for Murderous Dictators

Colin Kaepernick: Cop Hater and Apologist for Murderous Dictators

Until recently, the wide world of sports generally offered refuge from the acrimony of political debate for fans of all ideological persuasions.

 Workers Benefit from Business Tax Cuts

Workers Benefit from Business Tax Cuts

Data from 72 countries over 22 years show that countries that raise corporate tax rates hurt workers, while countries that lower corporate taxes help their workers earn higher wages.

Trump-Backed Immigration Bill Has Many Critics, But Voters Like It

Trump-Backed Immigration Bill Has Many Critics, But Voters Like It

Such opinions track those of many Democrats, which will make any path forward in the Senate an uphill climb. But if the new poll is correct, the bill's authors have the voters on their side.

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Iran's Conspiratorial Fears of Western Infiltration

Tzvi Kahn, Senior Iran Analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, discusses Iran's sentencing of another U.S. hostage to ten years in prison, what we learn from North Korea that can be applied to Iran, and how sanctions impact negotiations[more]
In the News: ObamaCare Repeal, Charlottesville, Cursive Writing and More

Quin Hillyer, Contributing Editor of National Review Magazine, a Senior Editor for The American Spectator magazine, and nationally-recognized authority on politics, discusses why cursive writing is making a comeback, why the Senate should write another ObamaCare repeal bill quickly, and the tragic events in Charlottesville[more]
Climate Hypocrisy and Median Income

Timothy Lee, CFIF's Senior Vice President for Legal and Public Affairs, discusses Al Gore's efforts to encourage America's decreased energy consumption as compared to his own usage, a comparison of retail electricity prices worldwide, and how the U.S. stacks up with other nations on median income[more]
Where's the Pork?

Curtis Kalin, Communications Director and Spokesman for Citizens Against Government Waste, discusses the recently released 2017 Congressional Pig Book, CAGW's 25th edition on pork-barrel spending, and how the earmark "moratorium" has rendered the process patently less transparent[more]
Why the U.S. Should Be Wary of Negotiations with North Korea

Anthony Ruggiero, Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, discusses why North Korea cannot be trusted, the role of China and Russia in the denuclearization efforts of North Korea, and why the U.S. should send a message to countries doing business with Pyongyang[more]
End the Pain of Congress' Illegal Exemption from ObamaCare

Phil Kerpen, President of American Commitment, discusses why President Trump should direct the Office of Personnel and Management to rescind the Obama-era rule that allows Congress to masquerade as a small business, forcing taxpayers to heavily subsidize health insurance for members and staff[more]
How Arbitration Can Help "Drain the Swamp"

Timothy Lee, CFIF's Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Affairs, discusses what makes arbitration so valuable and why Congress should reverse recently published rules promulgated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that will result in an avalanche of class-action lawsuits[more]
Scare Pollution

Steve Milloy, Junk Science Commentator and Author, discusses his latest book, "Scare Pollution: Why and How to Fix the EPA," and why the Trump administration's decision to begin replacing a small army of outside science advisers at the EPA is a step toward scientific integrity[more]
Question of the Week   
How many times between 1996 and 2016 did the U.S. Congress pass a full federal budget instead of relying on continuing resolutions or omnibus spending bills?
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"In 1993, when President Clinton signed the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), its boosters claimed that it would solve, once and for all, a plethora of problems plaguing the nation's voter registration rolls.However, like many ballyhooed efforts, the Motor Voter Law, as it is best known, resulted in an even crazier system, with such absurdities as millions of people registered in more than one…[more]
 
 
—Robert Knight, American Civil Rights Union Senior Fellow
— Robert Knight, American Civil Rights Union Senior Fellow
 
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