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 […]


Brace yourselves — it’s National Women’s Health Week! I hope you’ve been watching the Washington elite extoll Obamacare’s alleged virtues to mark the occasion. As they congratulate themselves, they’ll surely ignore how condescending it is to equate female empowerment to government dependency. Expect them to also gloss over the fact that a program supposedly designed to help women has […]


On the eve of Obamacare’s final vote in the House of Representatives, President Obama promised that his law would create “[a] marketplace so people have choice and competition who right now don’t have it.” The President was correct in acknowledging that more competition produces more choices. But, with Obamacare, we got less competition and fewer […]


Every day after work, before I open the door to my apartment, I check my mailbox. Every day I reach into my mailbox hoping to discover something other than junk mail, but I’m always disappointed. Today, I received mail from a credit card company trying to get me to subscribe to their services, a letter […]