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Which state will be next to pass right-to-work?

With Wisconsin now a right-to-work state, many are wondering if other states in the region will follow suit. According to the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, Inc., a right-to-work law secures the right of employees to decide for them ...

A Lesson in Real World Economics

An independent San Francisco bookstore that deals in the fantastic is falling victim to the harsh, job-killing reality of minimum wage diktats. Borderlands specializes in science fiction and horror books. Owner Alan Beatts says 2014 was its best year ...

Minimum wage increases won't help the poor

Many commentators and advocacy groups today argue for increasing the minimum wage based on the logic that the current federal wage of $7.25 per hour is too low. The government, therefore, should "give the American worker a raise" by increasing the mi ...

In Spite of Government

The U.S. economy seems to be growing again -- a remarkable feat considering how much it's been strangled during the past six years by the most anti-capitalist administration in American history. President Obama patted himself on the back last week wh ...

Goodbye, Illinois: residents are leaving for other states

Even on days when the temperature is above zero, Illinois struggles to keep people here. They're leaving, in droves, for states with sunnier economic opportunities. New census data and other figures reveal the cold hard truth: More people are moving ...

The new minimum wage: Government as provider

Fast-food workers are staging protests for a minimum wage of $15. An Associated Press article quoted a woman who was forced to move herself and her two daughters into an apartment with two other adults when her hours at McDonald's were cut from 40 a ...

Recovery's reality check

Five years into his hope-there's-change recovery plan, President Obama says "the decisions we made -- not only to rescue our economy but to start rebuilding it on a firmer foundation -- those decisions are starting to pay off." Yet for all his claims ...

Attacking McDonald's attacks the American dream

KEYSERS RIDGE, Md. -- Atop a sweeping promontory named for a Baltimore and Ohio Railroad executive, a McDonald's restaurant is one of two places to rest and grab a bite in this mountainous rural interchange. The other place is a truck stop across the ...

Minimum wage hike could have consequences

Snyder signed the legislation last week to raise the state's minimum wage by 25 percent gradually over the next four years, with the goal of reaching $9.25 an hour. Reports out of Lansing say Republicans -- who control the state government -- made th ...

Senseless in Seattle: Fantasy economics

By upping the minimum wage to a ridiculous $15 an hour, Seattle City Council has virtually guaranteed a losing hand for an untold number of workers. Sharply higher than Washington state's $9.32, Seattle's new hourly minimum was promised by the mayor, ...

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