Tax Burden Too High? Lower Income Taxes.

During North Dakota’s recent legislative session, several tax reforms were proposed and debated. Some passed...

The Future of Work: Bright or Bleak?

Machines first began automating human labor 200 years ago. Textile workers were hit hard when their bosses learned of the free, constant and near-flawless work that could be done by textile machines....

Regulating the Risky and Risque

Last week, North Dakotans voted on a constitutional ballot measure to legalize using, growing, and selling marijuana recreationally (Measure 3). It was soundly defeated.

There are a variety of reasons...

Income Taxes Cannot Substitute Economic Diversification

North Dakota is no stranger to tax revolts. In recent years, the state has weathered ill-conceived property tax relief programs and a citizen ballot initiative to ban property taxes. As talk of...

The Threat of Tariffs

The national economy is robust and strong – with reports of four percent growth last quarter and low unemployment – but a global trade war could bring a halt to this economic prosperity.

Enterprise on the Prairie: 20 Below

This article is part of a series, Enterprise on the Prairie, which showcases the efforts of enterprising residents who are creating value in their communities.

“Let’s create a unique space for people to come and be welcome and be known.”

Enterprise on the Prairie: COR Robotics

This article is part of a series, Enterprise on the Prairie, which showcases the efforts of enterprising residents who are creating value in their communities.

Meet Ryan Swanson.

Enterprise on the Prairie

Welcome to our new blog series: Enterprise on the Prairie! In this series, we will showcase the efforts of enterprising residents who are creating value in their communities.

Civil Asset Forfeiture in North Dakota

“It is impossible to introduce into society a greater change and a greater evil than this: the conversion of the law into an instrument of plunder.” 
- Frédéric Bastiat

North Dakota Labor Market Trends

North Dakota suffers from a labor force shortage. Currently, there are more than 12,000 open jobs in the state, enough to be North Dakota’s 10th largest city.

How Paternalistic is North Dakota?

When we think of the state of North Dakota, we seldom imagine it as a modern-day Orwellian nanny-state, dripping with paternalistic policies created “in our best interest”. But just how paternalistic is our state...

The North Dakota Blues

North Dakota has some of the strictest blue laws in the nation.

Blue laws are statutes that prevent or restrict commercial activity on Sundays. Despite the many economic arguments against blue laws,...

New Study Damages the Case for Raising the Minimum Wage

In North Dakota’s most recent legislative session, a bill was proposed (HB 1263) to raise the minimum wage to $9.25 and mandate future increases by tying it to the rate of inflation. Legislators were right to reject this bill.

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