GOP's tax reform plan would revive economy

House Republicans have put out a proposed tax reform plan, and it’s good. It’s very good. If implemented in part or as a whole, it could revive the sluggish economy and spur real investment in business infrastructure. Most news outlets reporting on the plan call it a “tax cut” proposal, but it’s more than that. It’s a set of rate…

Buc-ee's fuels American dreams

Just in time for summer road trips, National Review’s Kevin Williamson has penned a charming economics lessons on Buc-ee’s - the Texas-based gas stations and convenience stores that have a devoted following among travelers. “Among the peculiar features of 21st-century American life is the loyalty some people feel for particular chains of

Supremely misguided decision on affirmative action

We should all be able to agree that discrimination is bad. That’s why the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on affirmative action is disappointing. By upholding race-based admissions policy at the University of Texas, the Court is saying that it’s okay to discriminate based on race. “The Supreme Court on Thursday said admissions officials at

Luminant spokesman: Subsidized wind energy could force coal plants to close

There’s no doubt that low electricity prices are benefiting consumers. Adjusted for inflation, the average retail one year fixed price offer for power in East Texas is now 40 per cent less than 2001. That’s what can happen when markets are allowed to work. Generators like Luminant that make that power are also affected by low prices, but in a

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