Economy

Measuring Labour Markets in Canada and the United States: 2004 edition

Measuring Labour Markets in Canada and the United States: 2004 Edition is the second instalment in ongoing research to assess the performance of labour markets and explain why results differ among jur…

Ten Consequences of Economic Freedom

Economic freedom raises incomes and improves living standards. It requires strong institutions and encourages their further development. Over time, poor developing countries that have adopted policies…

How Outsourcing Creates Jobs for Americans

Though the pace of U.S. job creation has quickened recently, some "Benedict Arnold" companies are still being criticized for outsourcing work from the United States to other countries. U.S. manufactur…

Economic Freedom Index of North America 2004

The statistical results of this year's study persuasively confirm those published last year: economic freedom is a powerful driver of growth and prosperity and those provinces and states that have low…

The State of U.S. Manufacturing

Everybody seems to be worried about manufacturing these days. For years, manufacturers have been outsourcing operations to foreign countries to lower labor costs and escape high taxes, government regu…

Economic Mobility

The rising demand for more educated, experienced and technologically able workers has produced a more dispersed distribution of income. The increasing income gap between the highest and lowest paid wo…

How Not to Be Poor
About 31 million Americans live in households with incomes below the poverty level, according to the latest U.S. Census data. Poverty is more than a lack of income. It is also the consequence of speci…
Making Sense of Sustainable Development
The idea of sustainable development, the focus of the recent United Nations Earth Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, is both commonsensical and contentious.