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by | Nov 14, 2022

It’s official: Michigan is a blue state now. It happened faster than anyone thought possible. This time four years ago, Michigan Republicans held the governorship and both houses of the state legislature. In the Senate, Republicans held a supermajority. On…

by | Jun 10, 2021

Controversy erupted Tuesday over a comment made by economist Art Laffer regarding hourly wages. Asked by Fox News anchor Sandra Smith if the minimum wage should rise, Laffer replied that many minimum wage workers “aren’t worth $15.” Some people latched…

by | Apr 28, 2021

Given that the $15-per-hour minimum wage is applicable for all government contractors, when will that be applied to the military? Fifteen dollars an hour works out to about $31,200 annually. Currently, it takes a member of the military reaching pay…

by | Feb 25, 2021

In his autobiography, Up From the Projects, the late economist Walter Williams explained his move away from the belief that minimum wages help the poor. His change of heart on the topic began when one of his UCLA professors asked…

by | Feb 5, 2021

West Virginia’s Joe Manchin, the Senate symbol of responsible and reasonable, rejects Joe Biden’s proposal for a $15 federal minimum wage as something not “responsible and reasonable.” For Manchin, $11 an hour meets that description. A question not considered on…

by | Feb 2, 2021

“Minimum Wage Rug,” editorial cartoon by Yogi Love for The American Spectator, February 2, 2021.

by | Jan 21, 2021

With his policy announcement about another COVID-19 relief bill, President Joe Biden declares loud and clear that he will not shy away from spending blowouts and fiscal irresponsibility. For the most part, his proposed plan is nothing more than a…

by | Feb 12, 2020

If there is one thing intellectuals from across the conservative ideological spectrum seem to agree upon, it is that market libertarians are unsympathetic to the plight of ordinary people. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) points to how the Joads were treated in John…

by | Jul 22, 2019

The Bernie Sanders campaign recently announced that it would be raising its salaries staffers’ effective pay to $15 an hour by shortening their workdays. This comes on the heels of reports that middling salaries and 60-hour weeks mean that Bernie…

by | Apr 11, 2019

Trade agreements have been greatly successful at lowering trade barriers around the world. But they’re not without their flaws. Each agreement, in practice, tends to retain some counterproductive protectionist policies and may even export some bad policies. The United States-Mexico-Canada…

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