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Economic Issues

What Is the Youth Minimum Wage?

Federal law allows employers to offer wages below the federal minimum to workers under the age of 20 for up to three months...

2014: Best Year on Record?

Since 1990, the extreme poverty rate has been cut in half...

What's the Best Country for Business?

Forbes recently released its list of the best countries for business, and the United States has found itself far down the list...

Replicating Economic Growth Reforms of the 1980s and 1990s

During the last six years of the Reagan and Clinton presidencies, the United States' average economic growth rate was 4.4 percent…...

Economic Pessimism after the Recession

Just 29 percent of Americans believe the recession created temporary changes in the economy, while 71 percent believe the recession had created a permanent change in economic conditions...

State Rankings for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Which state is best for small business and entrepreneurship? According to a new report from the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, South Dakota tops the list...

The Vanishing Male Worker

Since the late 1960s, the portion of working-age men (between 25 and 54 years of age) who are out of the workforce has more than tripled...

Government Prohibits Beneficial Economic Activity

More economic activity results in a growing economy; when the government criminalizes beneficial activity, people suffer...

The "77 Cents on the Dollar" Myth

Most of the difference in male and female pay is due to age, marriage and hours worked -- not gender...

Poverty Drops as Urbanization Rises

Poverty has fallen dramatically over the last 200 years...


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