Investors Business Daily

Chile's Retirement Model - 9/27/13

In Chile, a major study shows the nation's private retirement accounts provide workers pensions worth 87% of their salaries, 73% of that from profits on savings. So much for the canard about the perils of markets.

Danielle Kurtzleben, US News

Chicago's Mounting Pension Woes - 9/27/13

The city's pension liabilities are nearly 700 percent the size of revenues, far exceeding troubled Detroit's ratio.

Judith Miller, City Journal

Russia's Trade War - 9/26/13

Vladimir Putin tries to keep former Soviet republics in Moscow’s economic orbit.

Gregg Easterbrook, The Atlantic

How NFL Fleeces Taxpayers - 9/26/13

Taxpayers fund the stadiums, antitrust law doesn't apply to broadcast deals, the league enjoys nonprofit status, and Commissioner Roger Goodell makes $30 million a year. It's time to stop the public giveaways to America's richest sports league—and to the feudal lords who own its teams.

Avik Roy, USA Today

Not Affordable Care - 9/24/13

In most states insurance premiums will increase, the author argues.

Nelson Davis, Huffington Post

A Real War On Poverty - 9/24/13

I believe that a real escape from the box labeled poverty requires several fundamentals and they all involve entrepreneurial thinking.

Nicole Gelinas, Washington Examiner

Disaster Aid As Bailout - 9/23/13

It may seem cruel to question whether a person should get help rebuilding a home or a business after a flood or fire, so few people have asked such questions. From 2004 through 2011, an eight-year period, the Government Accountability Office has found that Washington made 26 percent more disaster declarations compared to the previous eight years. The problem is that these federal bailouts encourage risky future... More

Perry Chiaramonte, Fox News

Shipbuilding In Overdrive - 9/23/13

The Great American Energy Boom is having a major ripple effect on the shipbuilding industry, which thanks to a 1920s maritime law, is busier than it has been in decades. Some ten supertankers are currently under construction at U.S. shipyards, with orders for another 15 in the pipeline. That may not seem like a huge number, but considering there are only about 75 such tankers plying American ports now, it represents a... More

Diana Furchgott-Roth, Washington Examiner

Fed Race:Not Good News For Economy - 9/20/13

Here are three reasons why selecting a new Fed chairman has generated such interest. None are good news for the economy.

Kevin Bogardus, The Hill

Eye on New Union Centers - 9/20/13

Business and labor are going to war over the nonprofit worker centers that union officials increasingly see as the future of their movement. The organizing groups are thriving amid the decline in traditional unions, and campaigns, like Fast Food Forward, have made a splash by staging walkouts of fast-food workers who are demanding $15 per hour in wages and the right to unionize.