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Economic Issues

Millennials Saving with 401(k)s in Record Numbers

During the first six months of 2014, Millennial enrollment in 401(k) savings plans increased by 55 percent...

How to Increase the Value of a Dollar? Move.

Surgeons in Kansas make more than surgeons in any other state after adjusting for cost of living...

Income Inequality Is Not the Problem It's Claimed to Be

Households in the top quintile had an average of two earners in every household in 2013; in the bottom quintile, however, households had an average of just 0.5 workers per household...

A New Food Stamp Pattern

Traditionally, the number of Americans receiving SNAP benefits rises during poor economic times and falls during good ones. But that is not what is happening today...

Sixty Percent of Americans in Poverty Not Working

Americans were much better off in 2000 than they were in 2013...

Marriages Down, Unwed Births Up

Single parent families have grown dramatically. While just 7 percent of American families with children were single parent families in 1950, 32 percent of families with children were single parent families in 2013...

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...


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