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Stop Playing So Nice With Your Competition

Stop Playing So Nice With Your Competition

The criticism of Uber's disruption of Lyft is misplaced. We should all be so competitive.
When Company Culture Becomes Discrimination

When Company Culture Becomes Discrimination

Culture can be a wonderful selling point to attract new employees and customers. But it might also be a cultural hegemony as corrosive as saying you only want a third of your workforce to be women.
When Will Washington Start Unleashing the Power of Entrepreneurs?

When Will Washington Start Unleashing the Power of Entrepreneurs?

The latest GDP figures prove that the policies of the last six years are targeting the wrong culprits.
Starbucks Finds a Free-Market Solution to Education Costs

Starbucks Finds a Free-Market Solution to Education Costs

An important shift in who actually subsidizes out-of-control tuition inflation seems like a good first step.
Why 'Ghostbusters' Should Be Every Entrepreneur's Favorite Movie

Why 'Ghostbusters' Should Be Every Entrepreneur's Favorite Movie

The movie is 30 years old, but the business principles underlying it are timeless. Really.
What Nannies Teach Us About Smart Regulation

What Nannies Teach Us About Smart Regulation

The market can regulate products or businesses better than any bureaucrat. Just ask a babysitter.
What Will Get Americans Working Again?

What Will Get Americans Working Again?

The entrepreneurial spirit of the American worker continues to erode, and the policy response is just plain wrong.
Why Are Business Owners Blamed For the Gender Pay Gap?

Why Are Business Owners Blamed For the Gender Pay Gap?

How many of you have paid someone less because of their gender? Didn't think so.
What David Brenner Taught Us About Defining Success

What David Brenner Taught Us About Defining Success

Don't be fooled by the obituaries that suggest the comedian never achieved the success he sought. He knew better, and that is a lesson for us.
How the New Obama Overtime Rules Will Squelch Opportunity

How the New Obama Overtime Rules Will Squelch Opportunity

By making more workers eligible for overtime, the Obama Administration may be making the job market worse, not better.
The Myth of the Have-Nots

The Myth of the Have-Nots

By focusing on wealth or income disparity, we miss the point that all people are equally capable of succeeding.
As More Workers Drop Out, We Need a Better Solution

As More Workers Drop Out, We Need a Better Solution

The latest report from the CBO shows Obamacare will rob America of 2.3 million workers. It is time for a philosophical, business-driven change in mindset.
How Milton Friedman Predicted Bitcoin In 1999

How Milton Friedman Predicted Bitcoin In 1999

Long before Bitcoin ever existed, the notion was proposed by the U.S.'s most famous free-market economist.
How Much Blame Do the Jobless Bear for Joblessness?

How Much Blame Do the Jobless Bear for Joblessness?

Business owners have jobs and want to hire, but employers say candidates are unprepared and have the wrong attitude. What gives?
Why Our Job Market Is Dying Before Our Eyes

Why Our Job Market Is Dying Before Our Eyes

The latest jobs numbers prove a point: Putting government policy over business interests has been a disastrous failure for the American worker.
Entrepreneurship, Not Socialism, Is the Answer to Economic Problems

Entrepreneurship, Not Socialism, Is the Answer to Economic Problems

Rolling Stone thinks collectivism and guaranteed outcomes are the key to U.S. economic success. Entrepreneurs know better.
The Anti-Capitalist Bigotry of 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

The Anti-Capitalist Bigotry of 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

As the chatter over the 'The Wolf of Wall Street' shows, the only acceptable form of bias nowadays is toward the free markets.
Why the Postal Service Can't Capitalize on the Christmas Shipping Woes

Why the Postal Service Can't Capitalize on the Christmas Shipping Woes

This should be the time for the Postal Service to shine, but regulations and Congress won't let it seize competitive ground.
Preaching the Morality of Capitalism

Preaching the Morality of Capitalism

This year, bashing the immorality of unfettered markets has been in vogue. It is high time to turn that debate on its head.
How A&E Ducked the Duck Dynasty Controversy

How A&E Ducked the Duck Dynasty Controversy

A&E suspended Phil Robertson from its most popular show over comments he made about homosexuality. In doing so, it missed an opportunity to let its customers decide.
The Outrageously Silly Argument Against Uber's Surge Pricing

The Outrageously Silly Argument Against Uber's Surge Pricing

Uber can charge what it likes, and that has some people muttering that the car-service company is to blame for all our economic ills. Humbug.
Transportation Department Wants to Ban In-Flight Calls

Transportation Department Wants to Ban In-Flight Calls

Yes, cellphone use on planes would be annoying. But is that annoyance worth a whole new set of rules and regulations?

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