The U.S. government has become a rusty pile of accumulated entitlements, endless forms, and overlapping programs.
Burdensome government regulations and a hyperactive legal culture topped the list of scourges in this new survey.
The future of the American worker depends on research and innovation.
A proud capitalist on what really drives economic growth -- and how the tax system can better reflect reality.
To spur job growth, change immigration policy, tax policy, and incentives for investment.
Worker training is not the issue. A growing wage-productivity gap might be.
You shouldn't have to hire a team of lawyers just to be able to start a business.
Think the problem is, there just aren't enough jobs? Think again.
Why does a manicurist in Alaska go through three days of training, while one in Alabama goes through 163?
It might sound counterintuitive, but when we make it harder for immigrants to settle here -- and start businesses -- that means fewer jobs for everyone
To cure the deviant subculture of government, abandon bureaucracy and put humans on the spot.
Behavior that would seem grotesque to most Americans doesn't raise an eyebrow inside the Beltway. Only radical change can fix the problem.
Spending laws have become become complex, senseless, and indecipherable. One counter-intuitive way to fix it: Repeal contribution caps.
Can anything be done to reduce the power of mega-donors over elections and, ultimately, over government itself? This proposal would go a long way.
A U.S. representative suggests: If members of Congress can't pass a budget, we should stop paying their salaries.
Returning to politics after 11 years, a former senator finds Congress changed -- for the worse. Here's what he'd do about it.
Congressmen accept donations and solemnly recite their oath of office: My vote is not for sale for a mere contribution. They are wrong.
Beholden to lobbyists and big-ticket donors, legislators will never flush the secret money out of politics -- unless we force them.
If the Justices won't change their minds, we're going to have to amend the Constitution.
But if it won't, here's one possible incentive: Your voting receipt could become a Mega Millions lottery ticket.
How state and local elections fail us, and what we can do about it.