Category Archives: Jobs

Sorry Socialists and Progressives … Businesses Create Jobs!

If you listen to at least one public figure, corporations and businesses don’t create jobs.  I’m sorry, socialists and progressives, but businesses do create jobs!  Please look at the empirical evidence, look at the economic data, look at the economic theory that supports a mountain of economic evidence.  No government in the history of the [...]
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Did You Think Those New Jobs Were All Full-Time?

An op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal this week points out that not all those new jobs created in June were full-time jobs.  Let’s look at the numbers. There was a net increase of jobs in June of 288,000.  But, what’s behind that statistic?  Part-time jobs increased by about 800,000 and full-time jobs declined by [...]
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Economic Growth – Texas vs. California

In The Wall Street Journal this week, there is an op-ed article that compares Texas and California in the area of economic growth.  The two States have different policies that reflect on their respective economic growth.  Let’s look at some numbers. Did you know that 3 out of 5 of the nation’s fastest growing cities are [...]
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The Redistribution Recession – Why Public Policy Made Layoffs Cheaper

Writing in The Wall Street Journal, University of Chicago economics professor Casey B. Mulligan talks about his book The Redistribution Recession. According to the article, public policy intended to help both the poor and the unemployed actually reduced the incentives of people to work and businesses to hire.  Also, these same policies, subsidies and regulations [...]
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How Will America Make Up for those 830,000 Barrels of Lost Oil Each Day?

Well, it happened.  According to a June 20, 2014 editorial in Investor’s Business Daily, the Ottawa government finally made a decision to build a pipeline to Canada’s west coast.  From there, the crude oil will probably be shipped to Asia from a supertanker port. Unfortunately for America, the administration refused to approve Keystone, despite the fact [...]
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Carbon Dioxide Emissions – The EPA to Propose 30% Limitations – A Top Story This Week

This week’s top news story seems to be about the EPA proposing a new rule on carbon dioxide emissions.  The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, The Washington Post are all carrying top news stories on Sunday night, June 1st, on the regulation of carbon dioxide emissions.  According to the WSJ, the EPA will mandate power [...]
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Is the American Economy Close to a “Slipping Point?”

Is the American Economy ready to slip back into a major recession in the next 12 months?  What are the signs of potential problems? Obviously, the shockingly anemic GDP Q1 growth rate of 0.1% stands out as a red flag.  Some observers think such growth is only temporary and Q2 will be better.  But, what about [...]
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Economic Prosperity vs. Economic Mediocrity – What will America Choose?

As food prices continue to soar in our supermarkets, as gasoline prices continue to skyrocket at the pumps, as the housing market continues to sputter, and as unemployment continues to be very high – around 9% to 10%, have you ever wondered why?  What has happened to the American economy?  Must the American economy continue to stagnate?  Are America’s [...]
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Taxes, Economic Growth, and the Outlook for 2011

Taxes are in the news again this week.  Articles abound and the media is filled with story after story on whether or not the proposed changes in tax policies being debated will take place and will they stimulate economic growth.  The extension of the Bush tax cuts, income tax rates, estate taxes, a payroll tax holiday, even an [...]
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What's the Real Significance of this Election to the American Economy?

If the pundits and commentators are correct, today’s election will be historic in scope.  Most think the House will change hands and some believe the Senate might change as well.  Simply changing party control, however, is not the complete reason for its being a historic election.  It’s the extent of turnover of seats in both the House and Senate.  Most importantly, [...]
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