Bottom Line in the Greek Crisis is Welfare Kills the Economy

Greece is the uncle that can never get his life together. He’s always doing the same things that lead to failure. When hard times hit, instead of making tough decisions, he runs back to his all too welcoming family. And, they give him the money to survive. He gets back on his feet. But eventually […]

“Money for Nothing” & the Myth of the Free Lunch

Do you think rockers get money for nothing? Up there on the stage, performing for thousands. They have fun, the crowd loves them, and they get tons of fans. That’s got to be a great life, right? In 1985, Dire Straits wrote “Money for Nothing” about a store clerk looking at the life of a […]

The Minimum Wage Movement will Die by Its Own Hands

One of my roommates from college used to work for McDonald’s. He knew the ins and outs of the fast food restaurant. Which would really be useful when we would go to McDonald’s late at night to get a break from school (or gaming). “Don’t get the double cheese burger,” he would say, “The only […]

San Francisco has Really Screwed Themselves this Time

A city needs housing, especially if it’s growing. That’s just how it works. No housing equals no incentive for individuals to come fill jobs, which means no growth. No housing also mean the poor get screwed. If a city is in need of affordable housing you can be sure that their poor are facing increased […]

What My Mother Taught Me About Economics

“Nothing in life is free,” my mom always used to tell me, “You’re always paying for it somehow.” She used to get onto us whenever we said we were getting something “for free.” It was a pet peeve of hers, but a good pet peeve nonetheless. It taught me and my siblings that there’s no […]

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