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Economic Issues

About That CEO/Employee Pay Gap

The AFL-CIO points to a 331-to-1 gap in compensation between America’s chief executives and the pay of the average worker, but in reality, the pay gap is roughly five-to-one...

What Hayek Teaches Us about Unintended Consequences

Today, federal lawmakers seem intent on grand designs, which have brought a series of unintended consequences...

The World's Most Free Countries: United States No Longer in Top Ten

The United States is no longer among the top 10 countries for economic freedom...

Obamacare Will Reduce Women's Work Opportunities

The Affordable Care Act, purported to benefit women, could send more women back to part-time jobs...

Labor Force Continues to Shrink

The 62.7 percent labor force participation rate is the lowest rate the United States has seen since 1978...

What Will Ebola Do to Economies?

The Ebola virus could disrupt a number of markets if it continues to grow...

There Is No War on Women

The "war on women" may be a popular political tool, but it does not reflect reality...

The United States Could See Massive Economic Gains from Trade

Were the United States to engage in pro-trade policies, the country could see 10 million new jobs...

5.9 Percent Unemployment Doesn't Tell the Whole Story

While the unemployment rate fell in September, it was partly due to the drop in labor force participation...

Five Major Problems with the American Economy

Between the staggering number of Americans who have given up on work, the number of workers who want full-time jobs but are stuck in part-time positions and the number of students enrolled in graduate school only because of bleak job prospects, the U.S. labor market is suffering...


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