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Hostess, the makers of Twinkies, Ding Dongs, and Wonder Bread, went bankrupt in 2012. It was actually the second recent bankruptcy the company had undergone, but this time it meant shuttering the company for good. Hostess had too much debt, … Continue reading
Not that we should give undue attention to actors who opine on economics and politics, but this article has a couple of great charts that show just how ridiculous Russell Brand’s rant against capitalism is. Click here to read more … Continue reading
Don’t drink the water – or even bathe in it, the city of Eagle Mountain told its residents on the evening of Sept. 29, 2014. The city reported that someone had broken into one of its water storage tanks. There … Continue reading
If you haven’t had a chance to watch our video of Sen. Mike Lee and AEI president Arthur Brooks sharing ideas for fighting poverty, now’s a good time! Click on the photo at left.
Is social justice a conservative cause? Yes, absolutely. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, explained why it’s not just a cause, but a moral imperative, last night at a Sutherland Institute dinner … Continue reading
Five years ago backhoes started ripping two old, not-so-upscale malls and surrounding buildings in downtown Salt Lake City into rubble. Now, after an immense amount of construction, the new City Creek Center is open. City Creek is remarkable not only … Continue reading
HB 325, a bill that would reauthorize the Motor Fuel Marketing Act, passed a House committee on Friday. Watch this video to learn more about the bill and why Sutherland opposes it: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhBRvMYiHaI
A very instructive interaction recently concluded in Salt Lake City between the city council and KCPW, a local nonprofit radio station. It helps illustrate how private-sector businesses can (and often do) dupe policymakers into giving them special, privileged deals … Continue reading
My grandpa, Martin Buer, turns 100 today. Born in 1911, Grandpa went on to become a top breeder of grand champion cattle out of his Minnesota ranch. To keep the peace with a disgruntled family member, Grandpa gave up … Continue reading
The other day, I stopped at a yard sale with a friend. He had spotted a blender as we drove by and wanted to take a look at it. He picked it up, pulled out the glass jar and … Continue reading
Hundreds of commenters on the New York Times website had a tantrum over a story this week about families that charter private jets to send their children to summer camp in the Northeast U.S. These enraged readers see inequity … Continue reading
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
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