What This Nation Needs is a Good Affordable (Large) Cigar
Economy

What This Nation Needs is a Good Affordable (Large) Cigar

History has all but forgotten Thomas Marshal. After surviving an attempted bombing, the former governor of Indiana managed to serve two terms as Vice President under Woodrow Wilson. Narrowly escaping death, however, seems to have been Marshal’s greatest accomplishment in office. He took a cynical approach to the job, readily acknowledging the ‘insignificance’ of the … Continue reading

Economic Freedom Series: Why Do I need a Prescription for Contact Lenses?
Economy / Healthcare / Regulation

Economic Freedom Series: Why Do I need a Prescription for Contact Lenses?

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Drug Administration (FDA) have infringed upon my economic liberties. Collectively, these government bodies created an inefficient marketplace that burdens contact lens retailers and consumers. In hopes of curtailing market power granted to contact lens prescribers by FDA regulation, the FTC designed the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumer Act … Continue reading

Bankruptcy is Just a Band-Aid, Puerto Rico Needs Meaningful Reform
Debt / Economy / Latin America

Bankruptcy is Just a Band-Aid, Puerto Rico Needs Meaningful Reform

The global economy has been experiencing its fair share of ups and downs.  Many eyes, including my own, have been locked on Greece as the country struggles to stay afloat under the overwhelming weight of its government debt.  Furthermore, Prime Minister Tsipras’s leftist economic policies have all but dismantled the Greek economy.  Outlandish tax rates … Continue reading

The Greek Debt Crisis: Just One Symptom of a Much Larger Problem
Debt / Economy / Europe

The Greek Debt Crisis: Just One Symptom of a Much Larger Problem

Greece has been in the throes of economic crisis for years.  Turmoil first erupted after Greece’s economy was badly bruised by the global impacts of the Great Recession, and the Greek people have been suffering ever since.  In 2009, a poor economic climate combined with a debt level of over 119 percent of GDP caused … Continue reading