Editorials: Steve Stanek

“Impact Fees” to Hold Down Property Taxes Actually Drive Them Up

The first installment of this year’s property tax bill on my house came due in June, and all around the country, the first installment of the annual property tax bill recently has come due or soon

Finally, We’ve Begun Working for Ourselves Instead of for Government

Americans recently celebrated Independence Day—the day the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence and announced the 13 American colonies regarded themselves

President, Business Groups Defend Money-Losing Export-Import Bank

Rarely do some of the nation’s most powerful politicians and businesspeople laud banks that report big profits when in fact they have lost billions of dollars.

Ride-Sharing Companies Strike Blow Against Cronyism and for Free Enterprise

The state of Virginia has stepped up its attack on ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft.

Judge Blocks Illinois’ Pension Reforms; Will Governor Block Chicago’s Reforms?

A judge in Sangamon County Circuit Court has blocked a modest reform of Illinois’ pension system for state workers and retirees outside Chicago from taking effect June 1, giving Gov.

Don't Replace Fannie and Freddie; End Them. Period

For every 100 mortgages being sold in the United States these days, at least 95 of them have government backing. We’re told America has a free-market economy?

Judge Blocks Illinois’ Pension Reforms; Will Governor Block Chicago’s Reforms

A judge in Sangamon County Circuit Court has blocked a modest reform of Illinois’ pension system for state workers and retirees outside Chicago from taking effect June 1, giving Gov.

President Was Right: Ex-Im Bank Is ‘Little More Than Corporate Welfare’

The usual suspects—by this I mean the usual defenders of corporate welfare and political cronyism—held a “lobbying day” at the nation’s capitol last month.

Checkout Lanes with No Checkers: Another Result of Minimum Wage

So my wife and I are out running errands, and we stop at a big grocery store.

Break the Auto Dealers’ Sales Monopoly ... for All Automakers

For many decades in most states, the auto dealers lobby has persuaded legislators to make it illegal for automakers to sell their products directly to buyers.