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Economic Issues

Union Leaders Sue Gov. Scott Walker to Raise Minimum Wage

Wisconsin labor leaders announced their intention to sue the governor of Wisconsin, insisting that he raise the minimum wage to that of a "living wage"...

FTC Overzealous in Attempts to Combat False Advertising

The FTC insists that advertising claims be "sufficiently substantiated," which the agency has interpreted to require scientific evidence...

Married, Intact Families Yield Higher Incomes

If the United States had a married parenthood rate at the same level that it had in 1980, the median income of families with children would increase by 44 percent...

What's Causing Wage Stagnation?

Adjusting for inflation, wages between July 2009 -- when America's post-recession recovery began -- and August 2014 have barely changed...

Minimum Wage Supporters Tout Misleading Jobs Figures

The fact that some states that raised their minimum wages saw increased job growth is no indication that the wage hikes caused that growth...

Holding onto Stocks during the Recession Yielded Benefits

From 2009 to the present, stock values have almost tripled...

Minimum Wage Leads to Benefit Cuts, Unemployment

How does the minimum wage remain so popular if it has such negative effects? Most people only see the paychecks that rise, while few see the negative effects that follow...

Reforming Italy's Labor Laws

Firing a worker in Italy for poor performance is incredibly difficult, and employers have to convince a judge that there is no alternative option available...

Michigan Bans Tesla Sales

The state of Michigan has banned the sale of Teslas, a move which will only hurt Michigan residents...

Canadians Saving Billions with Tax-Free Accounts

In 2009, Canada introduced Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs), and the results have been overwhelming...


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