Over the past year, we’ve covered Pennsylvania a lot on Free Enterprise. So when we saw that the U.S. Chamber Blog recently did a story on the Keystone State, we were especially interested.
Thanks to Good Government Policies & a Strong Wind Energy Sector, Iowa’s Booming Economy Attracts Facebook, Microsoft
Though it might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term “good government,” Iowa is, in fact, an example of a state that is supporting its economy by working with businesses to attract investment and create jobs.
The United States owes a lot to its entrepreneurs, who generate millions of jobs, drive innovation, and fuel economic growth. Yet for all they do to support the broader economy, entrepreneurs must nonetheless contend with complex federal and state laws and—depending on the city—burdensome local regulations. As it turns out, when it comes to entrepreneurs not all cities are created equal.
Food trucks have spread across the country like a prairie fire in recent years, bringing new tastes to the adventurous palate. It began as a relatively small phenomenon limited to hipster enclaves such as Portland, parts of L.A., and New York. Now reality TV showcases the trend, and why not? It's a great story about plucky young entrepreneurs with a vision.
Brace yourself. The video below is a bit longer than the usual video you see here on FreeEnterprise.com. But the premise of this story—as well as the long-term implications of this case—are so shocking, we just had to dig deeper into this unprecedented overreach of a federal agency.
Christmas is upon us, but even the merriest of holidays is made a little less bright by a regulatory system that costs our economy $1.8 trillion annually. That is enough to make anyone say, “Bah humbug!” Five of the season’s most treasured traditions are burdened by bureaucratic tie ups.