Category Archives: Employment

The Case for Unilateral Free Trade

“In the 2016 presidential election, Americans have been given a choice between two types of controlled and managed trade. On the one hand, there is Donald Trump who favors outright protectionism and controlled trade for the benefit of select industries … Continue reading






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Wages and jobs…the good news and the bad news.

“Millions of your co-workers are getting a raise, some bigger than others. If you’re not one of them, there may be an explanation for why you’re getting left behind.” Source: Here’s why you may not have gotten a raise lately






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Weak recovery!

Source: Proof the Economic Recovery Has Ended






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Some good news about the New Jersey economy

“A major publication has listed Americas 5,000 fastest-growing companies that are ready to hire, and 177 N.J. businesses made the list.” Source: 177 Fastest-Growing New Jersey Companies That Are Ready To Hire






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Help the Poor by Abolishing the Income Tax – The Future of Freedom Foundation

The income tax must be abolished to create sustainable prosperity.   “The standard leftist position on helping the poor is: Increase income taxes on the rich and give the money to the poor in the form of welfare. The idea … Continue reading






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You can just call me Jeff

Tom DiLorenzo sent me a copy of his new book, The Problem With Socialism, with the following inscription.  You can hear Tom Woods interview Tom here.  This book should be a best seller based on my review of the contents.   … Continue reading






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New Jersey keeps getting on a bad list…and one that is off beat

“A new survey says N.J. has America’s most miserable town, but it’s also among the state’s 100 “kinkiest” communities. Below are both lists.” Source: N.J. Has America’s Most Miserable Town — But It’s Among State’s 100 ‘Kinkiest,’ Surveys Say






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Walter Williams lays down the gauntlet

“President Barack Obama and his first attorney general, Eric Holder, called for an honest conversation about race. Holder even called us “a nation of cowards” because we were unwilling to have a “national conversation” about race. The truth of the … Continue reading






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Americans are skating on a thin financial ice

For many Americans who have not done so building an emergency fund is one of the most prudent things you can do now to whether the next economic downturn. “A quarter of Americans have no savings, a new Bankrate survey … Continue reading






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The economy is barely hanging on

David Stockman shows the economy is not as robust as the data suggest.  “The boys and girls on Wall Street are now riding their bikes with no hands and eyes wide shut. That’s the only way to explain Friday’s lunatic … Continue reading






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The law of unintended consequences strikes again

“An online petition accusing Starbucks Corp of “extreme” cutbacks in work hours at its U.S. cafes, hurting both employee morale and customer service, has been signed by more than 9,000 people. “The labor situation has gone from tight to infuriating” … Continue reading






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N.J. Dems introduce $34.8B budget with more money to fight poverty

Economic illiterates on display in Trenton–again. Stunning ignorance.  You don’t fight poverty, you work your way out of poverty.  New Jersey needs jobs, not high taxes, not onerous regulations, and certainly not more entitlements.      Democrats want to add spending to fight poverty. … Continue reading






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Clueless at the Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve has painted itself in a box.  Raising interest rates would destabilize the economy.  Keeping rates well below “normal”  creates more distortions in the economy.  What should be done?  Ending the Fed would be a good place to start so the … Continue reading






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