Northern Canada Gets Cheaper Goods With Amazon Prime than State-Subsidized Stores

In the U.S., Amazon Prime is just another convenience of modern life. But for many residents of Nunavut, Canada’s northernmost territory, it’s a lifesaver. Nunavut is roughly the size of Western Europe, yet it has a population of only 37,462. Iqaluit, Continue reading Northern Canada Gets Cheaper Goods With Amazon Prime than State-Subsidized Stores

Labor Unions Fighting Job Stealing Goats: Automation Is Not The Only Threat

A major union is rallying its supporters to battle the latest job-stealing enemy: goats. The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and the University of Michigan have had a well-established working relationship with each other for years. Continue reading Labor Unions Fighting Job Stealing Goats: Automation Is Not The Only Threat

Better and Cheaper Ways To Educate: Avoided Due to Entrenched Special Interests

Andrew Coulson’s School Inc. takes viewers on a worldwide personal quest for an answer to the question — if you build a better way to teach a subject, why doesn’t the world beat a path to your door? This three-part documentary, produced Continue reading Better and Cheaper Ways To Educate: Avoided Due to Entrenched Special Interests

Famine Proven to be Caused by Lack of Freedom: Not Just Bad Harvest

Are famines just things of the past? In the ancient world, a bad harvest threatened lives. The agricultural output of the world has dramatically increased in the last couple hundred years, and today, the Earth supports billions of healthy people Continue reading Famine Proven to be Caused by Lack of Freedom: Not Just Bad Harvest

The Poor, Disabled At The Mercy of Libertarian Individualism

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 At The Mercy of Libertarian Individualism

The Public Housing Shame: Crony Capitalism and Government False Promises

The $25 million Labre Place in Miami was built using the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program. It’s named for the patron saint for the homeless and now home to 90 low-income residents, about half who were once homeless. Screenshot courtesy Continue reading The Public Housing Shame: Crony Capitalism and Government False Promises

British View of the Minimum Wage: Not the best way to help low earners | The Economist

MOST Britons have not had a decent pay rise in years, but the people of West Somerset have done better than most. Since introducing the “national living wage” last April the government has increased minimum hourly pay for the over-25s Continue reading British View of the Minimum Wage: Not the best way to help low earners | The Economist