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SOTU: Obama's "Rigged" Economy

Obama is correct. Yes, the system is "rigged," as he stated in Tuesday night's SOTU address. But don't blame capitalism for that...

SOTU: President Obama's Reckless Energy Policy

The Obama Administration's energy policy over the past seven years, which the president praised in his address, has unnecessarily put our coal industry on life support...

The North American Free Trade Agreement and Mexican Monopolies

The promised economic benefits of NAFTA have not been fully realized, writes NCPA Research Associate Hector Colon...

Debating the Death of the American Dream

Is the American Dream lost? "No", says NCPA Director of Youth Programs Rachel Stevens in an InsideSources commentary...

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...


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