Free markets include taxation and regulation

On the political right, the free market is the holy grail of prosperity. And rightly so. Market-based economies have lifted more people out of poverty than any other economic system devised by man. After all, that is the purpose of any moral economic order: human happiness. Sometimes the political right forgets that end game. Sometimes the political right sees the means as an end and forgets that, like all other human systems, the market economy has its own ecology comprised of many components that ensure its success. Honest observers understand…

Drugs Kill. Drugs Save Lives. Which is it? [The Hub Debate]

The following is a submission for The Hub Debate. Participants in  submit 500 words or less in support or opposition to a statement. Participate in the comments below or submit a response for publication to UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com. Submissions can be no longer than 500 words and will be published on Friday.  Resolved: With the passage of HB105, Utah has embarked down the slippery slope of legalized marijuana. Several years ago, I was in Amsterdam on business, a city known for its permissive laws regarding drug use. I kept seeing people curled up in the…