Why We Could Have Twist Tie Tariffs

Just like Alaskans have many words for snow, Bedford Industries has a lot of names for twist ties. There are spooled ties and poly twists, clip bands and double wire tin-ties. And that was only the beginning. I copied some…

Why Potty Parity Is About Much More Than the Bathroom

Looking at a history of potty parity, we see a common thread that connects the groups with limited access to public restrooms.

An Update: Law and Odor on North Carolina’s Hog Farms

The massive manure pools created by North Carolina’s hog farms have many problems that have not been solved.

The Connection Between Recycling and Coronavirus

Facing shrinking revenue from the coronavirus, municipalities need to decide whether to diminish their recycling costs.

Why Uber and Santa Claus Agree

Affecting workers that range from Santa’s elves to Uber drivers, the unintended consequences of California’s AB 5 are considerable.

Does a Calorie Label Make Us Eat Less?

While the purpose of restaurant calorie labels has been to provide diners with more information, it did not work out entirely as expected.

When a Carbon Tax Proposal Is Like Goldilocks

In his new book, climate activist Bjorn Lomborg presents a controversial carbon tax proposal that could remind us of Goldilocks.

What the Pandemic Does to the Phase One Trade Deal

Looking at a China trade deal update, we would see how the pandemic transformed China’s obligations and the U.S. need for them.

Why We Should Care About Curbside Cardboard Crime

The recycling revenue that municipalities were receiving was shrinking and now, with some mystery surrounding cardboard, it’s getting worse.

The Downside of Made in America

Seemingly clear, “Made in America” becomes much more complex when we define it and look at its impact on taxpayers, consumers, and workers.