American Legislative Exchange Council Releases the 14th Edition of “Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index”

Regulations and Policymaking

Per the Associated Press, the American Legislative Exchange Council has released the 14th edition of “Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index,” which was authored by Stephen Moore, Art Laffer, and Jonathan Williams.

At Newsmax, Steve Forbes warns that Biden’s policies are de-rescuing the economy.

At the Cato Institute, David Boaz eulogizes Bob Chitester.

At KIDO Talk Radio, Kevin Miller makes the case that it is time to get Idaho back to work.

At the Cato Institute, Jeffrey A. Singer cautions against a return to FDA pre‐​market approval of laboratory-developed tests for COVID-19.

Taxes and Spending

At Star-Herald, Steve Erdman reflects on his ongoing battle to replace all state income, property, sales, and inheritance taxes in Nebraska with a single consumption tax.

Antitrust

At Cleveland.com, Iain Murray warns against trusting the trustbusters.

At The American Conservative, Iain Murray breaks down the economics of why smaller firms sell-out to larger firms.

Free Trade

At the Cato Institute, Colin Grabow calls for more substantive changes to the Jones Act in the wake of gas shortages triggered by the hacking of the Colonial Pipeline.

Monetary Policy

At the Independent Institute, Craig Eyermann skewers Modern Monetary Theory.

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