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Economic FreedomEconomic PolicyLawLabor and Wages
American law protects what is called the "right to strike." However, Leonard Read found no moral code that permits such action.
Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and WagesU.S. History
A new bill being sold as an "immigration control" measure is really a vast expansion of the federal regulatory and surveillance state known as "E-Verify." The potential for abuse is enormous.
Economic FreedomThe EntrepreneurLabor and WagesEntrepreneurship
Austrian economics is not dry theory. It helps us make sense of our world and shows that exchange and production have a place in our moral universe.
Free MarketsLabor and WagesU.S. Economy
The imposition of minimum wages harms the economy, although there are nuances in how much harm they cause. It is better not to impose minimum wages at all.
CapitalismLabor and WagesTaxes and Spending
Spain's government is attempting to levy a wealth tax ostensibly to be "in solidarity with the poor." Because wealth taxes ultimately help lower real wages, there will be more poor people to share in the "solidarity."
Labor and WagesPovertyU.S. History
The modern progressive narratives claim that the wealth of the West and especially of the USA was built upon the backs of slaves. In fact, slavery retarded economic growth.
Labor and WagesValue and Exchange
There is only one way to improve the standard of living for the wage-earning masses: increased capital investment.
Bureaucracy and RegulationFree MarketsLabor and Wages
Despite the decree from the federal government that labor is not a "commodity" or an "article of commerce," Leonard Read knew better.
Big GovernmentLabor and WagesLegal System
Not satisfied with putting thousands of people out of work with its infamous AB 5 legislation, California lawmakers now are going after fast-food businesses.
InflationLabor and WagesUnemployment
In a recent speech, President Joe Biden blamed inflation on businesses raising prices and told them that they needed to lower their business costs -- but boost wages. You do the math.