Yuri Vanetik’s Blog

Where Do The Candidates Stand On The Most Important Issues?

The 2016 Elections have dominated the news over the past several months. Despite the high level of coverage, it may be difficult to understand exactly where candidates stand on some of the most important issues. To help you make a more informed decision here is a...

Rand Paul’s Libertarian Movement

Rand Paul was considered to be one of the top contenders for the Republican presidential nomination. After months of campaigning, however, he has not been able to meet these high expectations. Paul’s performance has many now wondering what happened to the libertarian...

Paul Ryan Discusses Vision For Congress, Republican Party

Paul Ryan has been elected speaker of the House of Representatives — following the resignation of John Boehner — at an incredibly important time for the Republican Party, and the country as a whole. Paul Giot of The Wall Street Journal recently spoke with...

Politicians Should Stop Being Stifled by PC Culture

Below is an article from Investor’s Business Daily by Thomas Tucker and me. Donald Trump has seen his popularity soar with his attacks on PC culture. He has not allowed his speech to be stifled, and other candidates shouldn’t allow theirs to be either....

Fed Considers Raising Interest Rates

No one could reasonably have expected interest rates to remain at near-zero forever, and after more than six years at this level, 2015 may be the year we finally see them go up. The debate between those who want to see the rate raised and those who want to see it stay...

Futility of the Drug War and Coca Eradication

Over the coming and months and years, with the presidential race now underway (if only in its infancy) we are sure to hear stump speech after stump speech about futile policy, failed initiatives, and government waste in general. Perhaps no policy embodies all of these...

Airline Customer Service

A recent article in the Gulliver section of The Economist covered something that is a big pet peeve of mine – the way airlines treat people. To people who fly regularly, it often feels as if service is getting worse and worse, and that we are being nickel and...

Houston’s Economy

An article in The Economist says it accurately and concisely: “Houston is an oil town.” And recently this oil town has been booming. The article cites two important statistics to support this – “In the decade to 2010, the population of its metro area grew more...