A debate on immigration policy was held recently in Chicago between a conservative and a libertarian. It was an exercise between light regulation and lighter regulation. Both regimes would enlarge the programs for highly skilled foreigners and temporary workers and tighten the border with Mexico.
Author: Jim Johnston
The continuing scandal regarding National Security Agency monitoring of U.S. citizens’ and residents’ electronic communications makes one thing perfectly clear: If anyone is going to protect the public from unwanted snooping, the government isn’t it.
James McGill Buchanan Jr. died Wednesday, January 9, 2013 in Blacksburg, Virginia. In 1986 he won the Nobel Prize in economics mainly for establishing the public choice school of economics.[…]
A great deal of attention is currently being paid to the fiscal cliff and a grand bargain. If the past is any indicator, under either event taxes will go up[…]
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has just announced the gasoline rationing system imposed in the wake of the Sandy Hurricane is being shut down. Meanwhile New York Governor Andrew Cuomo[…]
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The favorite target of global warming alarmists is the group of big international oil companies. Big Oil is accused of generously funding the global warming skeptics, like The Heartland Institute.[…]
Drew Johnson’s piece in the Wall Street Journal did us motorists a great favor by showing that the government take from the price of gasoline is seven times the profit[…]
The caucuses in Iowa and the primary in New Hampshire have made Rep. Ron Paul a credible alternative to Mitt Romney going into the primaries in South Carolina and Florida.[…]
(NOTE: Paul Fisher, a member of The Heartland Institute’s Board of Directors, is co-author of this piece.) The story about the failure of Enron by Phil Rosenthal that appeared in[…]
The economics profession has lost one of the giants. His best known work is a positive, as opposed to a normative, theory of bureaucracy. Bureaucracy and Representative Government was published in 1971.[…]
The income tax in the U.S. is the most progressive among the developed countries. Who made it so? John Goodman and Michael Stroup tell you at Townhall. An excerpt: Barack[…]
Broadening the tax base and lowering the rate, the current whiz-bang solution to both the government debt problem and the recession, has the support of Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) from[…]