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Labor Unions

This Crazy 100-Year-Old Law Makes Almost Everything More Expensive Anything Peaceful
This Crazy 100-Year-Old Law Makes Almost Everything More Expensive

Why Hawaiian ranchers fly cows on jumbo jets, and why it's cheaper to ship US oil to other countries than to US cities.

Martin Luther King III on Educational Freedom Anything Peaceful
Martin Luther King III on Freedom, Justice, and School Choice

School choice is good for students and taxpayers, but the unions are fighting it tooth and nail.

Court May Free Public Employees from Compulsory Union Dues Anything Peaceful
Court May Free Public Employees from Compulsory Union Dues

“We’re not talking about free riders, but compelled riders,” said Justice Kennedy.

The "Sub-Minimum" Wage: An Escape Hatch for Young Workers Anything Peaceful
The "Sub-Minimum" Wage: An Escape Hatch for Young Workers

Minimum wages disproportionately hurt young people, but one simple change to the law could mitigate the damage.

8 Tenets of Our Civic Religion (And Why They're Wrong) Anything Peaceful
8 Tenets of Our Civic Religion (And Why They're Wrong)

Labor economics explodes the foundational claims of our culture's statist religion.

What the Card-Krueger Study Tells Us about the Minimum Wage Anything Peaceful
What the Card-Krueger Study Tells Us about the Minimum Wage

Small hikes in the minimum wage hurt long-term job growth more than existing employees.

Everybody Loses from Unionizing Uber Anything Peaceful
Everyone Loses from Unionizing Uber

Seattle has extended "collective bargaining rights" to Uber drivers, but both drivers and customers will regret it. 

The First Amendment Could Break the Grip of Government Unions Anything Peaceful
The First Amendment Could Break the Grip of Government Unions

A California teacher is challenging mandatory contributions to the union, and she's got a compelling case.

An Economist's 10 Objections to the Minimum Wage Anything Peaceful
An Economist's 10 Objections to the Minimum Wage

The minimum wage has major logical, ethical, and economic problems.

The Fight against Fifteen (In 15 Minutes or Less) Anything Peaceful
The Fight against Fifteen (In 15 Minutes or Less)

The minimum wage is immoral not for its goals but for its consequences.

Workers's Rights: A Sufficient Reason to Oppose the Minimum Wage Anything Peaceful
Workers's Rights: Sufficient Reason to Oppose the Minimum Wage

The minimum wage unfairly redistributes jobs and wages from some low-skilled workers to others. 

Survey Says: African Americans Love School Choice Anything Peaceful
Survey Says: African Americans Love School Choice

Two-thirds of black voters in Alabama, Louisiana, New Jersey, and Tennessee support school vouchers.

 

Does America Still Make Anything? Anything Peaceful
Trump Is Wrong: America Makes Tons of Stuff

Donald Trump says the US doesn't make anything; in fact, America is making more things better — than ever.

How Not to Help Sweatshop Workers The Freeman
How Not to Help Sweatshop Workers

You hear that H&M buys shirts from a factory in Bangladesh that works its employees long hours under harsh conditions and low pay. What’s the moral thing to do?

Does America Ban Immigration? Anything Peaceful
Does America Ban Immigration?

For people without a college degree or a close American relative, the Statue of Liberty’s “Golden Door” is almost completely shut.

Why Unions Want to Ban MMA Anything Peaceful
Why Unions Want to Ban MMA

The Bootleggers and Baptists behind America’s only ban on mixed-martial arts.

New York Orders Fast-Food Workers Replaced With Robots, Kiosks, Mobile Apps Anything Peaceful
New York Orders Fast-Food Workers Replaced With Robots, Kiosks, Mobile Apps
"Fight for $15" scores a victory for robots and unions against immigrants and young people. 
Europe Needs Regime Change in Greece. They Won’t Get It. Anything Peaceful
Europe Needs Regime Change in Greece. They Won’t Get It.

The Greek government couldn’t comply with its creditors’s demands even if it wanted to — and it doesn’t.

Texas Will Stop Putting Kids in Jail for Skipping School Anything Peaceful
Texas Will Stop Putting Kids in Jail for Skipping School
Nearly 100,000 kids end up in criminal court for truancy every year.
Sabotaging Uber: The Umpire Strikes Back Anything Peaceful
Sabotaging Uber: The Umpire Strikes Back
Capitalism is a brutal competition, but it's supposed to have neutral referees — but sometimes the refs decide to play for one side.
Donald Trump's Immigration Position Is as Fringe as His Campaign Anything Peaceful
Donald Trump's Immigration Position Is as Fringe as His Campaign
The Trump sideshow is the last gasp of the anti-immigrant movement in the GOP.
California Government Puts Uber on Blocks Anything Peaceful
California Government Puts Uber on Blocks
The fate of a vast number of companies is at stake. The future is at stake.
There Is No "Nationwide Crime Wave" ?— But Baltimore Is in Trouble Anything Peaceful
There Is No "Nationwide Crime Wave" ?— But Baltimore Is in Trouble
Cherry-picked and misleading data are being used to create a nonexistent crime wave. 
A Shrine to a Socialist Demagogue Anything Peaceful
A Shrine to a Socialist Demagogue

A tourist in Nicaragua finds what’s left of "21st Century Socialism."

Labor Unions Create Unemployment: It’s a Feature, Not a Bug The Freeman
Labor Unions Create Unemployment: It’s a Feature, Not a Bug

Why are the same labor unions that supported a minimum wage hike now fighting to be exempt from it?

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