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Why Citywide Minimum Wage Hikes Are a Bad Idea

Typically, a minimum wage is set by the state -- it is rare for a city to enact its own minimum wage...

How to Stem the Regulatory Flood

While the SEC issued the most regulations in 2013, the EPA is responsible for the most expensive ones; since 2009, the EPA has imposed $40 billion in new costs annually, more than all other executive branch agencies put together...

Right-to-Work Laws Make Unions More Accountable

When states implement right-to-work legislation and make union dues voluntary, unions become more responsive to their members...

Countries Boost Incomes, Reduce Poverty with Capitalism

From 1990 to 2011, the percent of the world's population living in extreme poverty fell from 36 percent down to 15 percent...

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...


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