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How Obamacare Crushes Working Class Job Opportunities

The Congressional Budget Office just confirmed Obamacare will cost 2 million full-time equivalent jobs...

Can Christmas Gift Giving Be the "Waste" Economists Claim?

New York Times columnist Josh Barro took obvious pleasure last Christmas reporting on one of modern economics' most settled arguments: that in-kind gift-giving, especially at Christmas, involves a lot of "waste," or, more formally, "deadweight loss"...

Redefining Jobs Down: Managers, Salaried Workers and Overtime Pay

In 2016, millions of professional and salaried American workers will be effectively reclassified as hourly workers and eligible for mandatory overtime pay due to a change in U.S. Department of Labor regulations...

Technology and Economic Growth in the Information Age

The price tag for sending one trillion bits of information decreased from $150,000 to 17 cents in just 30 years, writes Stevi Knight...

Texas Gold Is Coming Home

In June of 2015, Texas Governor Greg Abbot signed House Bill 483 which establishes the first state-level gold bullion and precious metal depository...

Tobacco: Top User of Agriculture Guest Worker (H-2A) Visa Program

The number of H-2A visa holders in agriculture has risen nearly 35% in the past decade...

Politics and Investment Options Don't Mix

The Department of Labor now wants pension fund managers to put more consideration into socially conscious factors...

Philosophers versus Welders

Marco Rubio got pummeled by the leftwing media for his comments regarding philosophers and welders after Tuesday night’s Republican debate...

The Fed Is Holding Rates Down for All the Wrong Reasons

David Ranson, President and Director of Research at HCWE Worldwide Economics, explains that the Fed wrongly sees itself as the manager of the U.S. economy and promotes uncertainty in the market by not offering clear guidance on interest rate policy...

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...


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