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The Minimum Wage Won’t Help Those in Poverty

The Minimum Wage Won’t Help Those in Poverty
March 25, 2021

By Jason O’Day   In the early 1980s, Ronald Reagan advocated abolishing the minimum wage for teenagers to provide them a better shot at entry level jobs. The goal was admirable, but it would be unfair to pay teens less for doing the same things as equally low skilled adult coworkers. Yet, Reagan was onto…

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The Tale of Three Cities

The Tale of Three Cities
February 12, 2021

By Zach Schofield Fast rising prices and increasing in-affordability continue to characterize the housing market along the Wasatch Front. The root cause of this problem is that the stock of new houses being built isn’t able to keep pace with Utah’s fast growing population. Supply is not able to keep up with demand. With too…

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Trent Staggs: Cities must take the lead on improving housing supply and costs

Trent Staggs: Cities must take the lead on improving housing supply and costs
February 2, 2021

Utah faces a looming housing crisis. We see more new families formed each year than homes built to house them, creating the current housing gap of 50,000 more family units than home units in the state of Utah.   The Kem C. Gardner Institute indicates that the average home price in Utah will be $730,000 in just…

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