Category Archives: Free market

Faith, family, free markets: fertile ground for happiness

  America’s founders believed that God endowed us with “certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” and “that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men.” Let’s focus on the third unalienable … Continue reading

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Ogden School District: a radical approach to teacher pay?

  The Ogden School District is offering its teachers a take-it-or-leave-it employment contract (including a 1.6 percent raise) which each teacher must sign individually by July 20 or risk becoming unemployed. The district decided to act on its own after an impasse … Continue reading

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Economic gardening: helping entrepreneurs grow Utah’s economy

  Last night, Ernst & Young presented Entrepreneur of the Year awards to nine Utah entrepreneurs who were recognized as being innovative and influential. This recognition is important because entrepreneurs are the engine of Utah’s economic prosperity. Entrepreneurs are creative, … Continue reading

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How to make health care more affordable: Part 1

  According to a study by McKinsey & Co., once the federal government begins to penalize businesses for not offering health insurance to their employees and subsidizes individual health insurance plans under Obamacare (starting in 2014), “almost one-third of U.S. … Continue reading

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West Valley City to own $30 million hotel

West Valley City is providing a loan of $30 million to a private developer to build a hotel as part of the city’s Fairbourne Station project. If the hotel fails, then the city will be responsible for covering any losses. … Continue reading

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Salt Lake City golf courses in the rough

When a golf course falls on hard times, then what? If the golf course is privately owned, the owners figure out the answers, or they lose their business. They alone are responsible for covering their financial obligations or finding private … Continue reading

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GOED board meeting: 2 new subsidies, bratwurst and ‘economic gardening’

At this month’s meeting for the Board of the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), the board approved two new corporate tax subsidies and discussed efforts to grow businesses in rural Utah through an approach called “economic gardening.” The … Continue reading

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