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May 8, 2018

The Best Job Training Is On-the-Job Training


Republicans should be careful about job-training allowances in their "workfare" proposals because people will use that as a ruse to avoid work. Rather, employers will provide all the job training low-skilled workers need.

May 1, 2018

A Modest Proposal for Reducing U.S.-China Trade Tensions


U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators are meeting to resolve trade tensions. One way to do that is for China to import more U.S. oil and natural gas.

April 24, 2018

No, Mr. President, You Have That Backwards


President Trump seems to think we don't tax Japanese automakers, but we do. And Trump's suggestion would tax Americans instead.

April 17, 2018

Raise Teachers' Salaries by Draining the Public School Administrators' Swamp


Want to find more money to pay public school teachers? Begin draining the administrative staff swamp, which sucks so much money out of the system.

April 10, 2018

Even the Threat of a Trade War Could Tank the Economy


The U.S. economy has shifted from strength to uncertainty, and both because of President Trump's policies: Economic strength emerged from his regulation and tax cut efforts, and uncertainty from his tariff threats.

April 3, 2018

One Good Reason to Ask a Citizenship Question on the 2020 Census


There are some good reasons for asking a citizenship question on the U.S. census that might inform various policy debates, such as identifying the number of uninsured.

March 27, 2018

Arctic Sea Ice Has Been Declining, But Maybe Not Why Critics Think


There are multiple non-human-caused factors that affect Arctic sea ice: Here two of them.

March 20, 2018

Gov. Walker Embraces 'Workfare' and Solves Two Problems


Welfare recipients need jobs and employers need workers, especially now. Gov. Scott Walker has one solution for both problems.

March 13, 2018

The Trump Conundrum


Trump can have a strong, growing economy, or he can reduce the trade deficit, but historically it is very unlikely he can do both.

March 6, 2018

Tariffs Don't 'Drain the Swamp,' They Are the Swamp


Opening the door to tariffs means that every company and industry that can't or won't compete will head to Washington, checkbook in hand, hoping to use the power of government to protect them. 

 

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