Calculating freedom in an unfree world

How does one quantify freedom? Is it even possible to calculate such a thing? Over the years, several entities have collaborated in an attempt to do just that. Freedom House, an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world, publishes a yearly report titled “Freedom in the World” which […]

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In defense of fantasy sports gambling

The New York Attorney General’s office recently sent cease and desist letters to “daily fantasy sports (DFS) wagering sites DraftKings and FanDuel… ordering both companies to immediately stop accepting wagers inside New York.” Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said, “Our investigation has found that, unlike traditional fantasy sports, daily fantasy sports companies are engaged in illegal […]

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Debunking the CEPR report on minimum wage

A recent “study” released by the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) attempts to debunk the claim by many economists that increasing the minimum wage harms job growth. The analysis states, “At the beginning of 2014, 13 states increased their minimum wage. Of these 13 states, four passed legislation raising their minimum wage (Connecticut, New […]

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