Fracking: Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty?

Fracking has been hailed as a revolution in the American energy field. But according to a November article in The Economist, not all are optimistic about the benefits fracking will have on the economy. Some big companies have had poor investment results, and a Goldman Sachs report predicted only a “modest [economic] boost” from shale […]

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Does Occupational Licensing Help Us?

It is easy to think that it would be good to get professional service from someone who is government-certified. Licensing and certification seem to add an official stamp of approval, as it were, that a person is reliable and capable of doing a job (though this may not always be the case). But a closer […]

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Do we need more frugality?

Ben Franklin shares his wisdom with a young tradesman: Waste neither Time nor Money, but make the best Use of both. Does it apply today? Over at Reason, Anthony Randazzo argues that private debt is actually one of the leading culprits in the nation’s continuing economic malaise. He raises a good argument: America’s economic pundits […]

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