I&I: Conservatism Inc.’s Shrinking Consumer Base

I&I: Conservatism Inc.’s Shrinking Consumer Base

If there’s a future for conservatism, it must include Millennials and Gen Z Today’s conservatism looks like the political version of Sears, Roebuck and Company — a former titan in the marketplace that has lost its luster. Only 12% of young people consistently identify as conservative. For years, conservatives have sought to ensure their preferences were preserved on the policy…

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FEE: Tucker Carlson Says Corporations Are Now the Biggest Threat to Your Freedom. He’s Wrong

FEE: Tucker Carlson Says Corporations Are Now the Biggest Threat to Your Freedom. He’s Wrong

Sundar Pichai, Jack Dorsey, and Mark Zuckerberg have no prisons. They’ve never run an internment camp or seized anyone’s home for failure to mow their lawn. Their body counts are a combined zero. Yet in a recent keynote address at the National Conservatism conference, Tucker Carlson suggested that big corporations—like Google, Twitter, and Facebook—are a greater threat to your freedom…

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FEE: Can We Celebrate a Flawed Nation? Yes!

FEE: Can We Celebrate a Flawed Nation? Yes!

What happens when a woke and wealthy football player-turned-marketing activist appropriates a flag’s historical significance? Well, naturally, he convinces a multi-billion dollar, American-based company to pull merchandise out of stores immediately before it is set to be released—and they just do it. While some thumb their noses at a flag designed by Betsy Ross with the intent to represent the…

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FEE: Who’s Afraid of a Deregulated Plumbing Industry?

FEE: Who’s Afraid of a Deregulated Plumbing Industry?

On May 26, the Texas Legislature failed to reach an agreement to extend the life of the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners. Further, they failed to transfer the department to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. This, in effect, would have deregulated the plumbing industry in Texas. The department was temporarily in “wind-down” mode and had until September 2020 to…

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Protectionism for Auto Dealers in Texas

Protectionism for Auto Dealers in Texas

The Texas government just allowed alcohol to be delivered directly to consumers, but won’t allow a car to be? Correct. Rather, they have been on an all-out assault on the free market when it comes to the car market. The victim, at the moment, is Tesla. The law currently requires all cars to be sold through a dealer, prohibiting any…

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Beginnings of Booze Reform come to Texas

Beginnings of Booze Reform come to Texas

Governor Abbott has recently signed a law allowing companies to deliver alcohol directly to consumers. For food establishments in Texas, and Amazon, this is huge for their bottom line as it removes an unnecessary barrier. The Vice President of Rosario’s has said it will hopefully add more than ten percent to their bottom line. This could mean the same for…

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FEE: Trump’s Trade Plan: Raise Taxes on Americans to Punish Mexico Over Immigration

FEE: Trump’s Trade Plan: Raise Taxes on Americans to Punish Mexico Over Immigration

President Trump, frustrated that Congress has not approved the funding for his border wall, proposed escalating tariffs on Mexico until Mexico ends illegal immigration. According to the president, the tariffs—akin to a tax on US consumers—would start at 5 percent on all Mexican imports in June but could escalate as high as 25 percent by the fall. Foreseeable Consequences This…

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Have conservatives already lost the 2020 election?

Have conservatives already lost the 2020 election?

Political campaigns are about more than electing someone to office in a particular year. Campaigns frame the policy debate for years to come and popularize ideas. Nowhere is this truer than in the extraordinarily public presidential campaigns played out on our national stage every four years. Unlike the gaggle of Democratic candidates vying for the 2020 nomination and introducing themselves…

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