March 27, 2017
Cheers! It’s International Whisk(e)y Day! Not to be confused with World Whisky Day (May 20). What should you do to celebrate? Anything you like!
International Whisk(e)y Day doesn’t discriminate. It embraces those who prefer whiskey and those who prefer whisky! Meet up with friends and try something new, open that mysterious bottle you’ve been saving, introduce someone new to your favorite spirit. Raise a glass! But International Whisk(e)y Day is bigger than just a glass of whiskey, because we know, “there’s more to whiskey than what’s in the glass.”
International Whisk(e)y Day celebrates the life and birthday of Michael Jackson. No, not that Michael Jackson, the other Michael Jackson. Who? The renowned British beer and spirits writer who published The World Guide to Beer in 1977. Imagine...
March 27, 2017International Whisk(e)y Day, we toast this spirit’s storied history and the countless individuals responsible for its global renaissance today. As you enjoy your favorite tipple, take a moment to give homage to the knowledge and craft charted over millennia—from the earliest distillers in...
March 24, 2017
Tomorrow, between 8:30 and 9:30 PM, environmental activists will show their commitment to Mother Nature by sitting in the dark for so-called “Earth Hour.” But paying homage to the Earth for an hour a year, isn’t going to change anything. It only showcases the fact that green activists choose to ignore what really makes the world a safer and better place to live: human ingenuity.
That is why, as the greens bump around in the dark, CEI urges individuals to turn on the lights and celebrate Human Achievement Hour. We turn on the lights and acknowledge that human creativity, fostered by free markets and free minds, is the source of improving people’s quality of life.
And these achievements are not exclusive to those who live in wealthy nations. Expanding economic activity and technological development is...
March 10, 2017
Burdensome government regulation slows job growth and wealth creation, whether it be of long-established industries or, as my colleague Wayne Crews wrote this week, of frontier technologies like drones, driverless cars, and spaceflight. Given the enthusiasm we’ve already seen from the new administration for regulatory reform, a lot of free-market advocates are excited about the opportunity for lifting the burden that government places on American companies and households and embracing the “liberate to stimulate” strategy for economic growth...
February 28, 2017
February 24, 2017
Last week, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation released its annual letter, celebrating its investments in the developing world. Following their typical upbeat style, this year’s letter served as a thank-you note to their friend and fellow philanthropist, Warren Buffett. Buffett, who has donated a substantial portion of his fortune to the Foundation over the years, recently wrote a letter asking what humanitarian return there has been on his investment. The Gates Foundation provided this summary of its report back:
It’s a story about the stunning gains the poorest people in the world have made over the last...
February 21, 2017
February 16, 2017
The United States recently slipped to its lowest level yet in world rankings of economic freedom compiled by the Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal. As The Hill notes:
In the latest report, the U.S. ranks 17th out of 180 countries with an economic freedom score of 75.1 out of 100. Last year, the U.S. ranked number 11.
Hong Kong, Singapore, and New Zealand topped the list, with respective scores of 89.8, 88.6, and 83.7. Other countries that placed ahead of the U.S. included Canada, Taiwan, and Britain, among others.
The Heritage report said countries with scores...
February 10, 2017died this week, and tributes and encomia are proliferating from admirers around the world. My...
February 9, 2017most exciting in Super Bowl history. Moreover, some viewers have decided that Super Bowl LI is the first broadcast in recent history in which the...