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September 16, 2014

Why Has the Left Become So Outraged Over Low-Wage Jobs?


Low-wage jobs in a free market are not a bad thing, they are necessary to allowing unskilled workers to get a job.

September 9, 2014

Will Conservatives Make the Same Mistake Obama Has Made?


Reports say some conservatives want to pit low-income workers against immigrants by saying the later take U.S. jobs.  A better political strategy is to outline a pro-growth economic agenda that creates jobs for all workers.

September 2, 2014

The Death of Death Panels


The initial debate over Obamacare's "death panels" was a little overblown, but the potential was real. The death panel is currently in limbo, but the economic forces inherent in Obamacare could revive the death panel some time in the future.

August 26, 2014

Are Health Insurers Discriminating Against the Sickest Patients?


Health insurers backed Obamacare's provision requiring them to cover any applicant, which means they should pay those medical bills, even if they are expensive, and stop looking for ways to avoid them.

August 19, 2014

The Environmental Movement Becomes a Bird-Killing Machine


Environmentalists are always concerned about the environment, except when they aren't. Just look at how many dead birds they tolerate for a little clean energy.

August 12, 2014

The U.S. Doles Out Financial Aid to 96 Percent of All Countries


The U.S. provides foreign aid to nearly every country, even those that don't like us very much. Is it time to rethink that strategy?

August 5, 2014

Did Ending Long-Term Unemployment Benefits Grow the Workforce?


The Obama administration wants to continue extending unemployment benefits; Republicans stopped them and—surprise!—now more Americans are reentering the workforce.

July 30, 2014

As the Americans with Disabilities Act Turns 25, Government Policies Help and Hurt


The ADA has helped improve the disableds’ access, even as recent economic policies have hurt their financial status.

July 22, 2014

Will the Halbig Decision Create Chaos in the Health Insurance Market?


The Halbig decision may create some confusion in the health insurance marketplace, but not any more than the poorly conceived, badly drafted and outrageously passed Affordable Care Act did.

July 15, 2014

The Minimum Wage Debate Isn't About Helping the Poor


Most economists believe that minimum wage increases actually cost jobs—either directly or in fewer jobs becoming available—among the very people the increase is supposed to help.

 

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