Created by James Caton |

This is Part 2 of a two-part series covering the definition, health, and evolution of institutions.

Not all institutions are of equal quality. Institutions, when they are well-functioning, reflect…

Created by James Caton |

This is Part 1 of a two-part series covering the definition, health, and evolution of institutions.

The word “institution” commonly appears in social science literature. While I would venture that…

Created by Jeremy Jackson |

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…

Created by Raheem Williams |

The rapid advancement of technology has always brought with it the fear of permanent worker displacement. As the economy changes, entire sectors risk becoming obsolete; likewise, workers worry about…

Created by Jeremy Jackson |

One of the traditional roles of government involves the facilitation of voluntary exchange through the enforcement of contracts via the legal system.  This involves establishing and enforcing property…

Created by Raheem Williams |

President Trump's tax plan calls for a reduction in top individual tax rates as well as a dramatic reduction in the overall corporate tax rate. This move has unsurprisingly drawn criticism. Detractors…

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