Are We Ready for Climate Change?

Let us propose two realities to you: Climate change is real, it is here, and it’s going to get worse, perhaps much worse. Practically no one...

Fixing Payday Lending

For some, the idea of getting a loan for an unforeseen expense still brings up images of putting on a suit and meeting with a friendly local banker. For many others, the experience is somewhat less idyllic. Payday loan businesses have been around for years. Even so, many Americans have no idea about these establishments. Depending on where you live, you may have never come into contact with one. However, a quick search reveals 152 such businesses in Louisville, with most concentrated along a few roads. Are they a problem? Do they need fixing? Yes, and yes. Read on and you'll see why.

“Economic Freedom?” Professor, Your Bias Is Showing

The September 16, 2015 guest editorial in the Courier-Journal was titled, “Economic freedom report shows U.S. lagging.” The column was written by Professor Stephan Gohmann, the director of the new John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise at the University of Louisville. Knowing that the Schnatter Center also receives funding from the Koch family, I took the headline and the accompanying article with a healthy dose of skepticism. Read on to see why.

Explainer: Government Shutdown vs Government Default

As we stumble, seemingly inevitably, to a government shutdown at midnight Monday, there is already talk of a possible default later in October. Some...

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