Free Markets The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Free Markets en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:20:00 GMT 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. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:20:00 GMT Ray Hennessey 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. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:00:00 GMT Ray Hennessey Why 'Ghostbusters' Should Be Every Entrepreneur's Favorite Movie The movie is 30 years old, but the business principles underlying it are timeless. Really. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:02:00 GMT Ray Hennessey What Nannies Teach Us About Smart Regulation The market can regulate products or businesses better than any bureaucrat. Just ask a babysitter. Fri, 09 May 2014 13:04:00 GMT Ray Hennessey What Will Get Americans Working Again? The entrepreneurial spirit of the American worker continues to erode, and the policy response is just plain wrong. Fri, 02 May 2014 15:32:00 GMT Ray Hennessey 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. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:16:00 GMT Ray Hennessey 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. Sun, 16 Mar 2014 14:38:00 GMT Ray Hennessey 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. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:12:00 GMT Ray Hennessey 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. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:16:00 GMT Ray Hennessey 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. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 14:27:00 GMT Ray Hennessey 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. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 13:07:00 GMT Ray Hennessey 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? Tue, 14 Jan 2014 13:56:00 GMT Ray Hennessey 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. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 14:24:00 GMT Ray Hennessey 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. Sun, 05 Jan 2014 16:30:00 GMT Ray Hennessey 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. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 15:40:00 GMT Ray Hennessey 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. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 15:55:00 GMT Ray Hennessey 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. Mon, 23 Dec 2013 16:10:00 GMT Ray Hennessey 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. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:15:00 GMT Ray Hennessey 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. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:25:00 GMT Ray Hennessey 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? Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:39:14 GMT Ray Hennessey