By Jad Kabbani North Florida's springs are highly valued environmental resources, known for their water quality and recreational appeal. The region, along with Central Florida, is home to the densest concentration of freshwater springs in the world. Consequentially, North Florida's economy heavily depends on this abundant natural resource as visitors and locals take advantage of … Continue reading Protecting North Florida’s Springs
How Does Political Ideology Affect Self-Expression on College Campuses?
By Eli Mckown-Dawson In recent years, “cancel culture” and free speech have become increasingly contested topics of debate on college campuses. Multiple states, including Florida, have passed or considered measures to alter or monitor the tone of public discourse on college campuses. Universities and private polling firms have conducted numerous public opinion surveys of undergraduate … Continue reading How Does Political Ideology Affect Self-Expression on College Campuses?
DeSantis undermining individual freedom, conservative principles | Opinion
By Shawntia Nicholson The COVID-19 pandemic has placed policymakers in a tricky position, Gov. DeSantis included. He and others are forced to find a balance between protecting public health and safeguarding individual freedom. One of Gov. DeSantis’ signature initiatives is a ban on agencies and businesses that might want to impose a universal mask requirement … Continue reading DeSantis undermining individual freedom, conservative principles | Opinion
Cuba’s Health Care Fiasco Demonstrates Failure to Embrace Markets
By Kevin D. Gomez In the one area Cuba has the wherewithal to come out on top, it has failed. Cuba’s socialism is no healthcare unicorn. Instead, we have a raging bull rearing its ugly head. The island nation’s leaders know it and are cracking down with predictable force. In response to the #SOSCuba protests, … Continue reading Cuba’s Health Care Fiasco Demonstrates Failure to Embrace Markets
Raising Minimum Wage Would Hurt Marginalized Workers
By: Jordan Wilson On November 8, Raising Florida’s Minimum Wage Amendment received approval to appear on the 2020 ballot. The amendment, if passed, will raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in Florida by 2026. With public opinion favoring the passage of the amendment, it is time to examine the impact of the proposed … Continue reading Raising Minimum Wage Would Hurt Marginalized Workers
Crony Capitalism and the Rising Price of the EpiPen
By William Reynolds Monopolies are often the by-product of market failures that are induced through crony capitalist policies. Crony capitalist policies are pieces of legislation enacted to benefit politicians and private companies at the cost of the consumers. The ramifications of these policies on competitive markets can be far-reaching, and in certain instances have larger … Continue reading Crony Capitalism and the Rising Price of the EpiPen
Raising the Gas Tax Will Not Help Finance Public Infrastructure
By Giovanna da Silva As a part of his plan to revamp US public infrastructure, President Donald Trump recently suggested increasing the gasoline tax to 25 cents a gallon from the current rate of 18.4 cents per gallon to help fund his $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan. This isn’t a new idea, however, as proposals for … Continue reading Raising the Gas Tax Will Not Help Finance Public Infrastructure
Is the Gas Tax a Sustainable Revenue Source for Roads?
By Giovanna da Silva Millions of Americans depend on roads in their everyday lives. US roads handle 8 billion miles of traffic per day. For most of America’s contemporary history, federal, state, and local governments have maintained and funded roads. Currently, there are 4 million miles of public road in the country. Gas taxes and … Continue reading Is the Gas Tax a Sustainable Revenue Source for Roads?
How Israel’s Crony Capitalism Undermines Its Reputation as a “Start-up Nation”
By Kristen Carpenter Israel is often nicknamed as the “start-up nation” for its thriving high-tech industries and successful entrepreneurial ventures. Unfortunately, the country is also known for its protectionist policies in the economic sector. A report by the Brookings Institution found that Israeli industries have above-average market concentration rates across all sectors, including manufacturing, real … Continue reading How Israel’s Crony Capitalism Undermines Its Reputation as a “Start-up Nation”
Jones Act Protectionism Hinders Puerto Rican Recovery Efforts
By Giovanna da Silva On September 16, Category 5 Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico with sustained winds of 155 miles per hour. Maria set the record as the strongest hurricane to hit the island in 89 years. With millions of displaced Puerto Ricans desperately in need of basic essentials, such as oil, food, … Continue reading Jones Act Protectionism Hinders Puerto Rican Recovery Efforts