A Permanent Wartime Economy

Jeff Deist
September 25, 2023

The fundamental reality is that more money does not create any new goods or services in the economy. Money is not wealth. Wealth is productive capacity; the ability to create actual goods and services.

The super influencers of 2024

Rafael Lenín López,
September 20, 2023

Those who, in my opinion, will be the most important influencers of the next General Elections in Puerto Rico are already presenting themselves in society: the super PAC's, particularly the one created by the country's industrialists called "Democracy is Prosperity".

Thomas Sowell at 90

Gerald P. O'Driscoll Jr.
September 15, 2023

On June 30, 2020, Thomas Sowell turns 90. He is one of the most important economic and social thinkers of the last 50 years. I say that, recognizing that his career overlapped such luminaries as Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman. Sowell also has been one of the most prolific social‐science writers of his era, as evidenced by the fact that his birthday also marks the publication of his latest book: Charter Schools and Their Enemies.

Entrepreneurship Is The Source of Economic Liberty for Minorities

Bernie Marcus
September 13, 2023

Big government is a far heavier burden to those who start out without privileges and advantages. No one has seen entrepreneurship help minorities improve their economic circumstances more than I have—and that’s not only because I’m 93. I saw the power of entrepreneurship firsthand after co-founding the Home Depot.

The vision of catastrophic independence for Puerto Rico

Vicente Feliciano
August 25, 2023

Chilean doctor Alex Kaiser caused a stir when he pronounced that independence for Puerto Rico would be catastrophic. His approach does not focus on the reduction of federal transfers, although he considers them a dangerous dependency for the island. His argument is that the politicians in Puerto Rico who oppose economic freedom and the people who elect them would lead the country into a devastating scenario.

The BSN and the free market

Jorge L. Rodríguez
July 28, 2023

This year we have seen a resurgence of the National Superior Basketball (BSN, its acronym in spanish), with courts filled to capacity, high technology and shows before and at halftime like in the NBA. This coincides with the private investment of businessmen from Puerto Rico and the United States; a healthy and competent administration; and contracts to high quality reinforcements players, former NBA players. The result has been greater competitiveness and sports quality, as well as an increase in the number of fans on the courts and in television and radio audiences.

A Boricua's Migration Duel

Charleen Martínez Rodríguez
July 21, 2023

I am part of the 1.3% who have experienced acculturation and grief. The feeling of missing family, desiring typical food of the country, mastering another language, adapting to a new climate and work environment, has a significant impact on the physical and emotional health of the migrant. In the United States I found wonderful opportunities, but I have never lost the desire to return to my homeland.

Reasons to reform the occupational licensing system

Milton J. Quiles
June 23, 2023

The past seventy years have seen a substantial increase in the number of jobs and trades that require an occupational license to practice, creating onerous burdens on economic freedom. The lack of uniformity in the system of occupational regulation in the United States presents barriers to interstate mobility and infringes on people's freedoms. Organizations such as the Institute for Justice, Arkansa Center for Research in Economics, and the National Conference for State Legislatures have published reports and indexes that expose various problems arising from occupational regulation and propose ways to address the issue.

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