A three-month moratorium on union dues paid by the state’s public employees would generate an additional $63 million for the Keystone State — without costing the taxpayers a dime. By Hunter Tower.
Spoiler alert: You can likely purchase a live tiger with less hassle than you will encounter when trying to buy a bottle of your favorite spirit in Pennsylvania – all because of our archaic, state controlled liquor system.
By Tirzah Diren
Pennsylvania consumers are uniquely unable to get their hands on liquor to tide ourselves over during the pandemic. The Commonwealth Foundation’s Andrew Abramaczyk explores why.
Why are the media affording Coronavirus “end-of-the-world-we’re-all-gonna-die!” coverage when apparently more deadly annual influenzas have rated far less hysterical treatment? By George Parry
Linda A. Kerns: Catastrophes remind us that long term economic reliance on government cannot sustain us
Philadelphia and all of Pennsylvania needs to take a path that makes as many of our citizens as possible independent and self-sustaining.
By Linda A. Kerns
Now here is the really scary part. In 2019 the federal government spent over $30,000 more per second then it took in by way of taxes. And the figures for fiscal 2020 are projected to be the same.
Raising the minimum wage effectively cuts the bottom rung off the economic ladder and, by impeding the lowest-skilled workers from gaining the job experience needed to move upwards, increases poverty in the long run and hurts those workers the policy purports to help.
By Matthew Lau
What can be done about Philadelphia’s corrupting ‘Councilmanic Prerogative’? How can an informal practice be outlawed, especially when the people who could outlaw it are the ones who benefit from it?
Wanting to prevent displacement is admirable, but it’s important to create solutions that actually solve the problem, rather than exacerbating it.