Ryan Bourne

The State of the New German Minimum Wage

RYAN BOURNE, CATO INSTITUTE Germany introduced a new economy-wide minimum wage for the first time in 2015, at a relatively high rate of €8.50 ($9.67...

Punitive Marginal Tax Rates and A Partial Appeal to The Economics Literature

RYAN BOURNE, CATO INSTITUTE Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hit headlines last week for advocating marginal income tax rates “as high as 60% or 70%” on those earning...

The War On The Poor Has Many Fronts And Armies, Professor Krugman

RYAN BOURNE, CATO INSTITUTE Paul Krugman’s column yesterday lamented Republican policy towards the poor. He has particular gripes with Ben Carson’s changes to housing subsidies, increased...

Shake Shack Planning for Higher Minimum Wages

RYAN BOURNE, CATO INSTITUTE CNBC reports that the burger chain Shake Shack is planning to trial a new restaurant in New York which will not have a...