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Economic Issues

Ignoring Single-Parent Families in the Inequality Debate

Just 2 percent of children raised in two-parent families experience poverty long-term, while more than 20 percent of children in single-parent families live in long-term poverty...

Was the Panic over Banking Runs Justified?

Total bank deposits actually increased during the 2007-2009 financial crisis period, suggesting that withdrawals were simply being moved to what were seen as stronger, healthier institutions...

Uber's Surge Pricing Model

Late night weekend rides using Uber are more expensive than daytime rides, because passengers are willing to pay more and fewer drivers want to work such late nights...

Price Fixing in Construction Contracts

By mandating higher wages (and because of the inefficiency of union work rules), the David-Bacon Act probably increases construction costs by 15 percent to 20 percent...

The Real Wage Gap Problem

Since 1980, men's wages have risen only by 6 percent, while women's wages have risen by 60 percent...

Liberating the Poor from Poverty

A work safety net -- which would guarantee a full-day, minimum-wage job -- could completely eliminate poverty in America, says Peter Ferrara, a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis...

United States Must Preempt Deflation

Deflation is self-reinforcing, because when prices fall it reinforces the desire of households and firms to hold onto cash -- they can earn investment returns by doing nothing with their money...

Allowing Foreign Airlines in U.S. Markets

Many European carriers have lower costs than U.S. airlines and could fill the gaps in domestic transportation...

Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?

Between 2007 and 2009, Sweden, Israel, Romania, Spain, Mexico, Italy, Estonia, Finland, New Zealand, Austria and Brazil all had faster start-up rates of new companies than did the United States...

How the Minimum Wage Increased Unemployment in 2013

A $1 increase in the minimum wage increased the unemployment rate by 1.48 percent and led to a 0.18 percent decrease in the net job growth rate...


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