Category: General Economics

In The News… 3.2.16

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The Daily Signal critiques the Senate energy bill, claiming that it will only increase cronyism Tim Scott on why the Senate should wait to replace Scalia; Manning Live  Newsmax; Club For Growth Action’s ads in Oklahoma and Arkansas hurt Donald Trump

American Enterprise Institute’s Analysis Of Minimum Wage Hikes In Seattle

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New evidence suggests that Seattle’s ‘radical experiment’ might be a model for the rest of the nation not to follow By Mark J. Perry in AEIdeas   Seattle’s city council made history in June 2014 by unanimously passing legislation that will eventually bring the city’s minimum wage up to $15 an hour, the highest in the nation. […]

In The News… 2.23.16

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Daily Signal, National debt per household projected at nearly $200K in 2026 (and how we can change it) Bernie’s tax plan would “hinder” economic growth, Economics 21  National Review on Trump’s life and campaign of deception

In The News… 2.17.16

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Nearly 30 GOP freshmen call for the Republican presidential candidates to focus on the debt, asking them to publicly support a balanced budget amendment; Roll Call Thomas Sowell on why misinformed voters are drawn towards socialism; Real Clear Politics The Daily Signal on why Obamacare premiums continue to rise

In The News… 2.16.16

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Epic Times on the negative impacts of Keynesian economic theory  David McIntosh exposes Trump’s liberal record for Newsmax Daily Register on Kyle McCarter’s run for Congress

In The News… 2.9.16

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Mike Lee receives a strong approval rating, 65-26; Utah Policy Maine’s work requirement for childless adults receiving food stamps is working; Daily Signal Ken Blackwell: Obamacare creates barriers for patients; CNS News Investor’s Business Daily; Obama should be flagged for excessive celebration after jobs report

Investor’s Business Daily: Job Creation Slows Where Minimum Wages Rise

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Jed Graham in Investor’s Business Daily Minimum Wages Surged In 6 Cities Last Year; Then This Happened Hiring at restaurants, hotels and other leisure and hospitality sector venues slowed markedly last year in metro areas that saw big minimum-wage hikes, new Labor Department data show. Wherever cities implemented big minimum-wage hikes to $10 an hour or more last […]

Op-Ed: McIntosh on GOP Debate

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Preview of CNBC’s GOP Debate: It’s the Economy, Stupid! http://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2015/10/28/preview_of_cnbcs_gop_debate_its_the_economy_stupid_101865.html October 28, 2015 By David McIntosh A record 20 million-plus watched each of the first two Republican debates. From Megyn Kelly’s now infamous question to Donald Trump about women, to immigration, national security and yes, even vaccines, there were plenty of issues discussed. Unfortunately, however, after […]

A Washington Pastime: China-Bashing!

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by Andy Roth, VP of Government Affairs   After news broke this week that China was devaluing its currency, Sherrod Brown (D-OH), leader of the Senate China-Bashing Caucus*, wasted no time in…well, bashing China:   “China will stop at nothing to give its exports an unfair advantage in the global marketplace and this devaluation by […]

Wall Street Journal: Poll: Voters want economic growth

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The Wall Street Journal’s James Freeman reports: Now here’s something you don’t see every day. A prominent Democratic polling firm has found that voters don’t view reducing income inequality as a top priority. Instead, they want economic growth. Our columnist William Galston has the story: “Surveys of 3,000 Americans conducted between January and March of […]