Short-term Home Rentals don’t Create Unsafe Neighborhoods

Floridians have rented homes out to vacationers and ‘snowbirds’ for decades, but in the last few years city officials have begun making that illegal because a few bad apples shared their homes with individuals who made a nuisance of themselves. We don’t Continue reading Short-term Home Rentals don’t Create Unsafe Neighborhoods

The Poor, Disabled, and Helpless are Better off With Free Enterprise

Since capitalism is the only social system in which the courts uphold the principles of objective law—since it is the only social system in which the government protects individual rights (including property rights)—since it is the only social system in Continue reading The Poor, Disabled, and Helpless are Better off With Free Enterprise

The Rich Should Pay a Fair Share of Taxes, not Almost All of it

This is an updated and revised version of a CD post from last year that generated nearly 300 comments because of the controversial nature of the topic  – whether “the rich” pay their “fair share” of taxes or not – Continue reading The Rich Should Pay a Fair Share of Taxes, not Almost All of it

Regulation Can’t Improve United Airlines, Only Competition Will

Most semi-frequent travelers have their own private no-fly list—that one airline whose aggressive incompetence and casual cruelty leads them to say “never again.” Even before introducing the term “re-accommodate” into the National Registry of Corporate Euphemisms, United has been that Continue reading Regulation Can’t Improve United Airlines, Only Competition Will

Goldwater Institute Study Says Pima County Should Benefit ALL Business, Not Favorites

In 2015 Pima County officials put taxpayers on the hook for $15 million in new debt in order to build a new headquarters for a private company called World View Enterprises. County officials said they were subsidizing this business to Continue reading Goldwater Institute Study Says Pima County Should Benefit ALL Business, Not Favorites

What Determines Good Alcohol Drinking Age?

The national discussion on prohibition has centered almost exclusively on pot, and whether states will or should be allowed to proceed with legalization. Largely forgotten is federal legislation that incentivizes states to make it illegal for young adults – those aged 18, Continue reading What Determines Good Alcohol Drinking Age?

IRS Can Take Your Passport if You are Behind on Taxes

Since late 2015, the IRS has had the power to use passports to collect tax debts. H.R.22 added new section 7345 to an already bloated tax code. The new provision is titled “Revocation or Denial of Passport in Case of Certain Tax Delinquencies.” The Continue reading IRS Can Take Your Passport if You are Behind on Taxes

Canada Largest Federal Jurisdiction in the World to Legalize Cannabis 2017

Canada has taken a major step toward legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government introduced legislation that would allow adults to possess, share and purchase marijuana, while also strengthening penalties for those who give or sell the Continue reading Canada Largest Federal Jurisdiction in the World to Legalize Cannabis 2017