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by | Dec 14, 2022

For some time now, legislators have been eager to jack up subsidies for workers, whether it’s by raising the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), hiking the minimum wage, or simply giving out cash benefits. Indeed, Democrats are hoping to achieve…

by | Aug 8, 2022

“Red-Hot Jobs Report?” editorial cartoon by Yogi Love for The American Spectator, August 8, 2022.

by | Feb 17, 2022

It all seemed to make sense. Americans were hard workers, but jobs were scarce. So the 1930s Great Depression’s severe unemployment levels seemed the time for the national government to create a New Deal of welfare programs to assist those…

by | Jan 14, 2022

There’s no shortage of explanations offered for the ongoing worker shortage — a shortage that has left our nation with more than 11 million unfilled jobs. Some blame delayed or early retirements. Others point to unreliable access to school and…

by | Oct 27, 2021

“Don’t you care about your grandma?” horrified vaccine mandate supporters ask the unvaccinated. “Where’s your compassion?” Right back atcha, former friends. How is it humane to look into the next office, cubicle, across the assembly line, or at your fellow…

by | Jul 17, 2020

Apple Inc. and IBM Corp are among over 20 organizations that funded the White House-backed “Find Something New” initiative to promote career paths that don’t require a college degree, launched on July 14 by Ivanka Trump. With 17.8 million Americans…

by | Jul 18, 2019

When he testified before Congress last week, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell made an interesting comment: “We don’t have any basis or any evidence for calling this a hot labor market.” He added that “to call something hot, you…

by | Oct 23, 2018

Donald Trump blasted the Federal Reserve last week, labeling them his “biggest threat” on account of another interest rate hike in September. Since July, Trump has repeatedly jabbed at the Fed, letting Federal Reserve Board of Director Jerome Powell feel…

by | Feb 15, 2017

President Ronald Reagan once said that “the best social program is a productive job for anyone who’s willing to work.” The data clearly support Reagan’s claim, which is just as true today as it was in 1982. According to the…

by | Jan 16, 2017

Editor’s Note: This is part four in a five-part series on a new approach to the War on Drugs. This is a nuanced topic and we present the views here as a contribution to the conversation. You can read Part I…

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