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Free Enterprise Struggles to Thrive

So now business has two phantoms to fight. One is climate change, of course, the notion that we're killing the environment by the carefree way we burn fuel. The other is the "widening income gap." Heartless old capitalism keeps letting the rich scamp ...

Jobs crisis: U.S. economy continues to underperform

February's job creation figures released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday underline the continuing pathetic state of the American job market. New jobs for the month numbered a middling 175,000, but the three-month average including January an ...

Raising minimum wage would do more harm than good

Gov. Scott Walker says he isn't focused on raising the state's minimum wage but rather on boosting wages for family-supporting jobs. That's good to hear, particularly when a bill introduced in January would push Wisconsin's minimum from $7.25 to $10. ...

Federal unemployment benefits can discourage job hunting

Due to national recession and the ongoing anemic recovery, Democrats have advocated for constant extension of unemployment benefits. At one point, beneficiaries could be on unemployment for up to 99 weeks. Many Republicans argue that extended benefit ...

The president's pen could create 40,000 jobs

President Obama has promised to "slash bureaucracy and streamline the permitting process for key projects, so we can get more construction workers on the job as fast as possible." The Alberta to Texas Keystone XL pipeline would let him do exactly tha ...

Minimum wage, maximum damage

Hold on to your wallet. President Obama is calling on Congress to "give America a raise." Mr. Obama is never so generous as when he's spending someone else's money, so this raise is going to cost us a bundle. Since last month's State of the Union add ...

Which issues do Americans care about most?

[caption id="attachment_8362" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]President Obama, fresh off a three-day weekend of golf and "climate change" scare-mongering in California, has once again turned his attention to the issue Americans ...

Statistics lie in unemployment wonderland

The unemployment rate fell in January, which ought to be good news. But it isn't. Over the past decade we've fallen into a strange and puzzling wonderland of opposites, where "economic recovery" comes with no growth and unemployment rates drop but pe ...

What happened to the middle class revolt?

Robert Reich, labor secretary under President Clinton, now teaches a popular "Wealth and Poverty" class at the University of California, Berkley. Considering his family owned a women's clothing story and Reich went to Dartmouth and has a law degree f ...

'Mr. Bailout' fears a new finance crisis is brewing

Henry M. Paulson Jr., the financial firefighter stationed at the epicenter of the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression, worries that the nation is headed for another crisis because political leaders failed to learn critical lessons fro ...


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