• U.S. Sugar Policy Doesn’t Cost Taxpayers a Dime

    (John R. Smith) – Let’s take an objective look at U.S. sugar policy. Based on Economics 101, supply should equal demand, to keep prices stable. America’s sugar policy, mandated by Congress, is designed to run at zero cost to taxpayers — not a dime. Sugar farmers do not receive subsidy checks. The...

  • Nevada Voters Faced with Burdensome Business Tax on Nov. Ballot

    (John Kartch) – Question 3: “The Education Initiative”– Despite the innocuous sounding name, Nevada’s Question 3 would implement a new 2% “margin tax” on businesses operating in the state of Nevada. The revenue from the new tax would be granted to the state’s public schools. The Question was placed on the ballot via...

  • OPEC of Sugar Election: Socialist vs. Socialist

    (Chuck Muth) – Americans insisting on ending the U.S. sugar program in an effort to lead us into a utopian free-market nirvana keep ignoring exactly who our dance partners are. Take Brazil, for example. The world’s leading sugar producer is preparing to either re-elect an avowed socialist as president next month…or elect...

  • Don’t Worry, America. Your Dum Dums are Safe!

    (Chuck Muth) – Luzi Ann Javier and Marvin G. Perez published an explosive column in Bloomberg.com on September 16 essentially declaring a national emergency because Spangler Candy Company allegedly couldn’t make its Dum Dum Pops and candy canes for a single day. “U.S. food companies can’t get enough sugar even as the...

  • Four Ways the GOP Can Become the Party of the Sharing Economy

    (John Kartch) – The sharing economy has released an entrepreneurial zeal in legions of Americans who haven’t run a business since their childhood lemonade stand. As it disrupts more industries and expands from hipster enclaves to suburbs and small towns, more Americans are coming to rely on sharing economy income to maintain...

  • Yahoo Stands up to Big Brother, Gets Slapped Down

    (Chuck Muth) – If you’re looking for bipartisanship in Washington, DC, look no further than government measures...

  • Fiore on Tesla: Business Flourishes when Taxes are Low and Predictable

    (Assemblywoman Michele Fiore) – Friends, I cannot tell you enough how much I appreciate your support during the Special Session. I have received many emails asking questions and giving suggestions as we prepared to vote on Tesla. I’m amazed at what has been accomplished and appreciate that Governor Sandoval has taken the...

  • Marijuana Regulators Tempting the Law of Unintended Consequences

    (Chuck Muth) – I don’t envy the folks over at the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) who are charged with implementing Nevada’s new licensing process for Medical Marijuana Establishments (MMEs) and are presently evaluating over 500 applications. But first, for opponents, bear in mind that Nevadans overwhelmingly voted, not once...

  • Outlook Not Sweet for #1 and #2 Sugar Producers

    As the U.S. prepares for its November mid-term elections, Brazil – the world’s #1 sugar producer, controlling an estimated 40 percent of the global market – is poised to elect a new president who could significantly alter that nation’s sugar policies, which might also result in even more government meddling in the...

  • Las Vegas Fire Chief “Pulls a Corleone”

    If someone stuck a gun to my head and instructed me to say, on video, that Nevada...

  • Uber-support for Uber and Lyft in Vegas

    Many of you probably don’t know what “Uber” or “Lyft” are. In short, they are “ride sharing” programs operated with your smart-phone.  You sign up to be a customer – giving Uber and/or Lyft your credit card information – and then when you need/want a ride somewhere, instead of calling a taxi...

  • What Congress should give Google for its Sweet 16

    (Chuck Muth) – Although Google’s official birthday has moved around a bit over the years, it is generally accepted that the universe will celebrate the search engine’s sixteenth birthday on September 27th.  And I know the perfect gift… Congressional passage of the USA Freedom Act. In fact, passage of the bill would...

  • Government should Let Uber and Lyft Do What They Do Best: Innovate

    (By Craig Westover) – Everyone seems to love rideshare services Uber and Lyft. Everyone, that is, except...

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