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In the Minimum Wage Debate, There Is Still No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

The city of Tacoma, Washington will soon vote on competing ballot initiatives to boost their minimum wage...

Freer Trade Stimulates Economic Growth, but There Are Many Outstanding Issues

Economists have found that the rate of economic growth is three to six times higher in economies with lower barriers to international trade compared to closed economies...

Tax Reform Still Popular at GOP Debate

Tax reform was a popular topic by many of the GOP candidates in last Wednesday night's debate...

Health Services Accounts for One Fifth of Weak GDP Growth

The advance estimate of Gross Domestic Product for the third quarter indicates growth in health spending is maintaining a disproportionate share of weak GDP growth...

Tale of Two Hospitals: Parkland and the Veterans Administration

A demonstration of the difference between private and federal projects...

The Rise and Fall of Consumption

Consumption is affected by many different factors...

Fracking Is Good for the Economy

The combining of horizontal drilling and hydrofracturing interacts with local geology to create an exogenous shock to county income and employment...

Immigrant Employment and Earnings Growth in Canada and the United States

Immigrants in Canada are more educated than immigrants in the United States or the native born Canadian population...

Nation's Report Card Scores Down

National mathematics scores have declined for both 4th and 8th graders since the early 1990s...

Obama Administration Calls for Limits on Testing in Schools

More time spent on tests does not correlate to improved academic performance...


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