The ubiquity of American products abroad is hardly surprising. From Ray Bans to Nikes to Chevys, the marketplace today is truly global and interconnected. But one American export may prove to be less fashionable than these aforementioned products: obesity. Fast food establishments have been popping up around the world at an unprecedented rate, selling their meals […]

A patchwork of federal, state, and local laws sets the minimum wages in the United States. The federal minimum wage acts as the bottom price floor for nearly all labor wages throughout the country, except a few occupations within the restaurant and hotel industry. The national minimum wage, established in 1933, was created when President […]

In 1962, leading libertarian economist Milton Friedman published Capitalism and Freedom, a treatise on the value of free markets for a liberal and open society. In it, he attacked the Federal Reserve, consumer protection, occupational licensure, and many other forms of government intervention in the economy. However, far from what one would expect from a […]

Aristotle famously began the Nicomachean Ethics with a declaration: “Every art and every investigation, and likewise every practical pursuit or undertaking, seems to aim at some good.” He contends that a “final good” must exist in order to surmount the difficulties that would arise from an endless regress of ‘good things.’ Aristotle concludes that “what is […]

Apple. Google. Microsoft. Facebook. Twitter. Uber. Tesla. Netflix. eBay. Intel. On February 7th, over 100 American companies co-signed an amicus curiae brief — otherwise known as a “friend of the court” brief — for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, expressing opposition to the Trump Administration’s Muslim travel ban. On February 9th, the Court ruled against […]

There’s no denying that the US education system is trigger-happy when it comes to passing out suspensions. According to some reports, 1 in 3 students in America are suspended at some point between kindergarten and 12th grade. In 2011, enough students were suspended to fill the stadiums of the first 45 Super Bowls, effectively eliminating nearly […]