Favorite line: “When it comes to picking winners and losers, who has more experience than Big G?” (H/T to Reason) Follow James Pethokoukis on Twitter at @JimPethokoukis, and AEIdeas at @AEIdeas.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrote in a recent blog post that his electric car company “will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.” And he went on: Technology leadership is not defined … read more
Starbucks wants to give an espresso shot to its workers’ career dreams — and retain talent — by providing financial aid to employees who enroll in an online bachelor’s degree program. But will those baristas without college degrees put in … read more
Morris Kleiner, a professor of public affairs at the University of Minnesota, in The New York Times: In the 1970s, about 10 percent of individuals who worked had to have licenses, but by 2008, almost 30 percent of the work force … read more
Do conservatives have smart, practical ideas to help average American workers and families? You can judge for yourself by checking out the free, downloadable ebook, “Room to grow: Conservative reforms for a limited government and a thriving middle class” just released … read more
AEI’s Jim Pethokoukis discusses how to combat crony capitalism and reform the US economy, looking at competition, innovation, and Too Big To Fail. Follow James Pethokoukis on Twitter at @JimPethokoukis, and AEIdeas at @AEIdeas.
Logan Albright fo FreedomWorks nails it: The car service Uber has freed commuters from the tyranny of strictly regulated and monopolistic taxi companies. Social dining apps like Grouper or SupperKing are connecting those who like to cook with those who … read more
Americans should really sour on Big Sugar subsidies where, as Ike Brannon points out, high tariffs keep out competitors, crop allotments prop up prices, and risk is reduced through government-guaranteed loans. The sugar program, says the Department of Agriculture, supports U.S. sugar … read more
What timing. I just wrote a blog post on how crony capitalism is hurting American business dynamism. In particular, regulation makes it harder for new firms to enter a market and gives an edge to large incumbent firms who can … read more
The US economy may be exhibiting a long-term decline in business dynamism. One way to look at this issue is by measuring (a) how many firms are born and die, and (b) how much churn exists in the labor market. … read more