Scott Beaulier

Legalize today: It makes economic sense

The world is becoming more and more tolerant towards recreational drug use, and the US is behind the world trend. Pot, for example, is legal ... Read more | 9 comments

For $3 a day, we can avoid ‘fiscal cliff’

Talk of the “fiscal cliff” — America’s tax and spending mess set to come due on January 1, 2013 — has been dominating the airwaves ... Read more | 1 comment

Make a ‘sweet’ home for corporations

Alabama is losing good companies to other states. Companies are not only leaving, but the number of new companies headquartering in Alabama has slowed since ... Read more

More red tape only good for bureaucrats

Though the U.S. economy has been slow to recover from the Great Recession, the nation has experienced a boom in new regulations, many of which ... Read more | 1 comment

Storms: A new path to prosperity?

There’s nothing like a natural disaster, such as Hurricane Sandy, or tragedy like September 11th to encourage empty economic thinking. Peter Morici, an economist at ... Read more