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  • Liberals come late to the pot party

    With the usual fanfare and self-regard we have come to expect from the New York Times editorial board, the prestigious paper has changed its mind about pot. It now believes that the federal ban on the substance should be lifted and that the whole issue should be sent back to the states to handle. Not only did it issue a big Sunday editorial (the equivalent of a secular fatwa in my native Upper West Side of Manhattan), but it has since been flooding the zone on the issue with essays from members of the editorial board.
  • Is raising the minimum wage really 'fair'?

    Today, families are struggling to keep up with their bills and rising grocery costs. The average household takes in $3,400 less than it did seven years ago, and small businesses are still struggling their heads above water. In many cases, families...

    Editorial: Minimum wage hike imperils Chicago job creation

    Editorial: Minimum wage hike imperils Chicago job creation
    "The repeated failure of well-intentioned programs is not an accident. The failure is deeply rooted in the use of bad means to achieve good objectives." — The late University of Chicago economist Milton Friedman   Before we mull what hiking...

    How to lessen the income gap in America

    The Tribune Editorial Board should not take the advice of Milton Friedman on economics. After all, if the minimum wage had only kept pace with inflation since 1968, it would be almost $11 per hour now. Friedman was an economic adviser to President...

    Gary Becker dies at 83; Nobel Prize winner in economic sciences

    Gary Becker, a University of Chicago professor who received the Nobel Prize in economic sciences and is credited with pioneering the approach to economics as a study of human behavior, died Saturday at age 83. Becker's stepson, Mike Claffey, said Becker...