Yesterday evening, I had the pleasure of catching up with an old friend over the phone who had just graduated college. Having graduated college a year ago myself, I offered him some advice on what to expect in his job search and what the workforce would demand from him. At the end of our conversation, […]


Taylor Swift’s obsession with the number 13 is well-known. “I was born on the 13th. I turned 13 on Friday the 13th. My first album went gold in 13 weeks. My first number one song had a 13-second intro. Every time I’ve won an award I’ve been seated in either the 13th seat, the 13th […]


To participate in the real estate business in the District of Colombia, one must sit through 135 hours of training. Without this training, you cannot receive a license to sell real estate. If you think this is burdensome, anyone thinking about starting a nail salon/hair braiding service in D.C. has to go through 1,500 hours […]


Half a century ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a national “War on Poverty.” Since then, federal government spending on welfare programs has risen from $12.27 billion in 1966 to over $690 billion by 2010, totaling more than $16 trillion over the past 50 years, according to the CATO Institute. Unfortunately, the federal government’s decision […]

By Mark Hemingway A new poll suggests that finding employment, particularly for the long-term unemployed, continues to be a struggle for Americans. The poll, conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Express Employment Professionals, asked questions of 1,500 unemployed adult Americans last month. “This survey shows that millions of Americans are at risk of falling […]

Florida Congressman Joe Garcia put his foot in his mouth this week “claiming that low crime rates in border cities with lots of federal immigration workers is proof that ‘Communism works.’” Read the details here at the Daily Caller. I think it goes without saying, but Communism doesn’t work. Apparently some of our Representatives in […]

Over the last several years, Americans have seen their healthcare premiums spike due to Obamacare. This has hit young people especially hard as our costs have doubled in many states making health insurance less affordable despite the subsidies. But, there is a new study that proposes a revolutionary new way to cut costs: more competition. Okay, […]