Austin Hill

Austin Hill is an Author, Consultant, and Host of Austin Hill's Big World of Small Business," a syndicated talk show about small business ownership and entrepreneurship. He is Co-Author of the new release "The Virtues Of Capitalism: A Moral Case For Free Markets."

Most Recent Articles by Austin Hill:

Three Facts About The Super Bowl That Could Transform Our Economy

Feb 2, 2014 — Austin Hill

Are you ready for some football?

Super Bowl Sunday is, obviously, a day for fun, food and friends.  But as you enjoy the football game, consider the deeper meaning of it all – and how our economic fortunes could improve if we seriously changed our outlook.  Consider these important “truths” about the game, and how they can apply after the game.

Pursuing Economic “Fairness” Without Understanding Economics

Jan 20, 2014 — Austin Hill

“I just want what is fair for everybody…”

If I’ve heard that line once, I’ve heard it hundreds of times on those occasions when I end up discussing business, economic, and public policy issues with members of the clergy. With the uptick in minimum wage worker strikes over the past few months (we saw another “round” of them at Wal-Mart stores this past week),  I’ve had these conversations quite frequently.

Job Growth Is Stalled: Can Politicians Fix The Problem?

Jan 12, 2014 — Austin Hill

The economy is sluggish and job creation is almost non –existent. That means it’s time for politicians and government bureaucrats to control yet even more of our money – right?

Abandoning Our Liberties And Livelihoods: Lessons From The ObamaCare Debacle

Dec 23, 2013 — Austin Hill

You’ve got to hand it to President Obama’s partisans among the pundits:  they won’t be deterred, no matter how bad the President’s policies prove to be.

Fixing Fannie And Freddie: Will Another Government Agency Help?

Dec 15, 2013 — Austin Hill

Congressional Democrats are reeling from ObamaCare, Republicans are caving-in to President Obama’s budgetary demands, and the First Lady is emotionally wounded because of her husband’s flirtatious behavior in South Africa. That’s the sum total of activity in Washington, DC here at year’s end – right?

What Would Karl Marx Do? Faith Leaders Enter The Minimum Wage Debate

Dec 8, 2013 — Austin Hill

“Upholding the dignity of the laborer.” “Seeking justice for workers.”  Pastors, priests and rabbis who lend their support to striking fast food and retail workers use such high-minded language to describe their behavior.

Hands Off:  Will federal authorities keep you from your own money in the face of another financial

Dec 1, 2013 — Austin Hill

Are U.S. federal government policy makers planning for an economic meltdown? Fiscal and financial news isn’t a particularly sexy topic for broad audiences, even under normal circumstances.  And over the Thanksgiving national holiday weekend, about the only news people care to consume are football scores.

Working On Thanksgiving Day: An American Outrage?

Nov 17, 2013 — Austin Hill

Did you hear the tragic details?  You know – that dreadful news about Americans working on Thanksgiving Day, and the efforts to boycott the companies for whom they work?

Legacies Of The Greatest Generation Live On Veterans Day, 2014

Nov 10, 2013 — Austin Hill

(Author’s Note:  Austin Hill co-wrote this editorial with Dennis Mansfield, Author of “Finding Malone,” a real-life story of fathers, sons, and valor on the battlefields of World War II.)

It’s a day to honor those who have served in our military, yes, but it is also a day when many American civilians enjoy a holiday from their labors.

But whether one chooses work or rest on this day, one truth remains:  there would be no national holiday, nor would there be the freedom to work and be productive, without the sacrifice of our veterans – now and in the future.

Really? American Retailers At “War With The American Family?”

Oct 20, 2013 — Austin Hill

Did you hear the big news? American retailers are carrying out a “war on the American family.”

Doctors Fired, Administrators Hired: America’s Naivety Leads To Bad Medicine

Oct 13, 2013 — Austin Hill

A question for the American Medical Association:  What were you thinking?

Let’s Ensure A Productive Future For America’s Youth

Oct 6, 2013 — Austin Hill

The jobs report wasn’t as bad as anticipated. Obamacare is killing jobs. There are fewer people working, but that’s okay because the unemployment rate still dropped last month. Obamacare is good because it helps the poor.

Don’t Let This Happen To Your Profession: AMA Culpable In Our Government Healthcare Fiasco

Sep 29, 2013 — Austin Hill

If you think ObamaCare is bad for consumers and patients think about this: how would you like to spend between twelve and sixteen years of your life in grueling and expensive academic training, only to have politicians and bureaucrats dictating to you years later how you will practice your craft and how much money you’ll be allowed to earn?

Oblivious: Washington DC Ignoring The Biggest Economic Transformation Of Our Lifetimes

Sep 22, 2013 — Austin Hill

The jobs report looks good. The jobs report wasn’t as bad as anticipated. There are fewer people working, but that’s okay - the unemployment rate still dropped last month. Are you fed up with the U.S. federal government’s “spin” and constant efforts to convince you that the labor market isn’t as bad as it seems?

Corporate Profits Decline: Time For A Celebration?

Sep 1, 2013 — Austin Hill

“Corporate Profits Lose Steam.” That was the headline atop a recent Wall Street Journal article. For those that become indignant about highly successful and profitable corporations, this should be really great news – right?

Is America Still “Pro-Business?”

Aug 25, 2013 — Austin Hill

The day started with an American CEO ringing the opening bell at the NASDAQ in New York. And it ended with that same CEO announcing plans to cut his company’s American workforce.

Brazil Woke Up: What Americans Can Learn From The So-Called “Vinegar Revolt”

Jun 23, 2013 — Austin Hill

The headlines were telling, but the caption on the protester’s sign said it all:  Brazil Woke Up.

Obamacare 2.0:  What Are Healthcare Practitioners Thinking?

May 26, 2013 — Austin Hill

As the battle rages-on over the implementation of the federal “Obamacare” law, there is an important question that rarely ever gets asked:  what do actual health care practitioners think of it? Without the practitioners themselves, there would be no healthcare. Yet politicians, government bureaucrats, insurance executives and healthcare administrators have so thoroughly co-opted any discussion on the subject that actual healthcare professionals – doctors, nurses, physician’s assistants and the like – often appear as mere pawns in a big government game.

What IRS Scandal?

May 19, 2013 — Austin Hill

“Is this still America?” Congressman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) asked rhetorically last Friday, as he and other members of the House Ways and Means Committee questioned IRS officials about the agency’s “targeting” scandal. With all due respect to the Congressman, here’s a rhetorical answer:  this is Obama’s America, and it is unlike anything we’ve known before.  And here are, perhaps, a couple of more pertinent questions that we should all be asking right now: do sufficient numbers of Americans actually see how our country has been transformed over the past four years or so, and do sufficient numbers of us care about it?

Can America “Minimum Wage” Itself To Prosperity?

Apr 14, 2013 — Austin Hill

What happens when the U.S. Secretary of Labor visits a church in Charlotte? If an incident earlier this month is any indication, faulty political promises and destructive economic policies continue to spread.