Stories by William Beranek

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Guest Column: Envy and the paranoia of income equality - economic impact is startling

There is nothing mysterious, illicit, conspiratorial, malicious nor exploitative in the core of this simple process.
By Ph.D. and William Beranek

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Guest Column: Harm of minimum-wage laws is neglected and poorly understood

Subjecting these hard-pressed youths to low wages and opportunities with limited long-run potential still is a fruitful application of their efforts.
By Ph.D. and William Beranek

Saturday, Aug 25, 2012

Guest Column: Incomes are neither distributed nor shared; they are earned

Pie charts and their close cousins, income bar graphs, are misleading devices.
By Ph.D. and William Beranek

Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011

Guest Column: Helping the invisible hand: Consumers have more clout than we think

There is another role that consumers, acting in their own best interests, perform.
By Ph.D. and William Beranek

Monday, Aug 8, 2011

Updating Willie Sutton's mantra

By William Beranek

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Column: A different view: Is there really an inadequate demand for labor?

The presence of gainfully employed immigrants indicates that at wages that businesses can afford, there is a large demand for workers.
By William Beranek

Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011

Guest Column: Income redistribution has been a huge failure

Either the statistics leading to the conclusion that income inequality is increasing are wrong, or the conclusion stands and income redistribution efforts are a failure.
By William Beranek

Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010

Guest Column: The trade-off in income redistribution, and what that means for us

It is widely agreed among most economists that income redistribution reduces work and risk-taking incentives.
By William Beranek

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010

Guest Column: Weakened tax will free up money

Some fear that if the new legislation brings forth a decline in rates, or the estate tax's demise, charities will suffer severe slashes in donations. Their fears are unwarranted.
By David R. Kamerschen, Richard H. Timberlake Jr. and William Beranek

Sunday, Aug 15, 2010

Guest Column: Let market forces do the work

Depressing as it may be, it is important to draw attention to the unfortunate three-year failure to resolve the current economic crisis.
By William Beranek

Friday, March 5, 2010

Column: Fewer 'animal spirits' and more citizen disincentives imperil economy

Is it any wonder there is a conspicuous decline in citizen interest in wanting to curb the expansion in government expenditures?
By William Beranek

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Commission rejects tax jump

Seven commissioners nixed a proposed tax increase Monday that would cost a typical homeowner $70 a year, leaving the countywide millage rate unset with just a few days to meet state deadlines.
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