Protectionism for Auto Dealers in Texas

Protectionism for Auto Dealers in Texas

The Texas government just allowed alcohol to be delivered directly to consumers, but won’t allow a car to be? Correct. Rather, they have been on an all-out assault on the free market when it comes to the car market. The victim, at the moment, is Tesla. The law currently requires all cars to be sold through a dealer, prohibiting any…

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Beginnings of Booze Reform come to Texas

Beginnings of Booze Reform come to Texas

Governor Abbott has recently signed a law allowing companies to deliver alcohol directly to consumers. For food establishments in Texas, and Amazon, this is huge for their bottom line as it removes an unnecessary barrier. The Vice President of Rosario’s has said it will hopefully add more than ten percent to their bottom line. This could mean the same for…

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FEE: Why Markets Are Better Than Mob Rule

FEE: Why Markets Are Better Than Mob Rule

The free market is the economic foundation of a free, pluralistic society. Laissez-faire economics stands for the idea that the government should stand aside and let individuals do what they want or need to do. In America, we celebrate our democracy. But, the free market is often a more fitting way to way to deal with the decisions in daily life. Democracy…

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FEE: Freedom is Future-Facing

FEE: Freedom is Future-Facing

Conservatives and classical liberals face a challenge today similar to that faced by William F. Buckley Jr. at the founding of National Review as he stood athwart history yelling, “Stop!” Socialists of Buckley’s day spoke of dialectical history inevitably advancing toward a socialist order. Today, progressives warn of the imminent death of capitalism at the hands of disruptive technologies. Critics…

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Inflation Doesn’t Mean You Deserve $15/hr

Inflation Doesn’t Mean You Deserve $15/hr

You are toiling at your minimum wage job when you hear your boss talking about making only $5 an hour when he was starting out in 1980. You think to yourself, “Wait a second, I’m not falling for that! I know about inflation.” You quickly search an inflation calculator and see that the same wage today would be $15 per hour.…

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Work to do: Texas ranks 3rd in Economic Freedom of North America index

Work to do: Texas ranks 3rd in Economic Freedom of North America index

In Texas, we celebrate our freedom and pride ourselves on being a business-friendly state. We don’t brag about finishing second, let alone third. According to Economic Freedom of North America report, released by the Canada’s Fraser Institute, Texas ranks just third for economic freedom. This year, Florida beat New Hampshire and Texas as having the highest level of economic freedom…

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Pro-Free Market vs. Pro-Business in Texas

Pro-Free Market vs. Pro-Business in Texas

Why in order to become the freest market in the country, Texas should rethink corporate incentive policies. Texas has long been touted as being one of the most business-friendly states in the nation. In many ways this could be argued as true. While companies are not completely free from state taxation in our state, the lack of a state personal…

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The Right To Earn a Living In Texas

The Right To Earn a Living In Texas

What does it mean to have the right to earn a living?  In the simplest of terms, the right to earn a living means that people should be free to acquire income in ways that make them happy, allowing them to use their own gifts and talents, absent unreasonable interference from outside actors.  While this would appear to an uncontroversial,…

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When the Law Compels, It Restricts Liberty

When the Law Compels, It Restricts Liberty

Americans today face a crisis of liberty. Even in Texas, where free enterprise ostensibly prospers, real freedom is in danger. Over time, a perversion of law has allowed the balance of power to shift, emboldening the government to tell citizens how they can and cannot act. Worst of all, the use of laws with the praiseworthy intent to create a…

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