Americans average 35 hours a year filling out government forms
Bonnie Kristian, The Week
The federal government interacts with citizens by means of about 23,000 separate forms, finds an analysis of Washington’s paperwork situation by the American Action Forum.
Four Conservative Ways to Better Support the Homeless
Tom Rogan, Opportunity Lives
Washington, D.C. is a city of power and wealth and all the trappings thereof. With many high-end bars and restaurants, affluent Millennials, and a buzzing art and music scene, it’s a good place to live. But like many American cities, Washington is also home to thousands who live on the streets.
Payday Lending: Will Anything Better Replace It?
The practice is slowly being regulated out of existence. But it’s unclear where low-income Americans will find short-term loans instead.
What the history of England’s clockmakers tells us about free enterprise and prosperity
James Pethokoukis, The American
Early in the book, Boorstin presents the history of early scientific instrument making — such as clocks and watches — and how England had the edge over France in the 17th and 18th centuries.