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Employment

This Supreme Court Case Will Decide the Fate of Unions in the U.S.

The line between political and nonpolitical spending is often blurred, leading to constitutional questions over collective bargaining’s violation of the First Amendment.

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Technical School Isn’t a Consolation Prize

I have witnessed a widening technical skills gap in my 16 years in the automobile industry. Meanwhile, far too many millennials cannot find jobs in their chosen fields, and owe student loans that they cannot afford to repay. 

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The new study highlights the importance of improving the quality of education, not just increasing the number of years students spend in school, in order to promote economic development. Most legislators recognize the connection between education and economic growth, but they often ignore the distinction between the quantity and quality of education.

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Millennials and the GOP

Millennials want elected leaders without social agendas who will stand up to older, entrenched interests and fight to restore economic opportunity to their generation. The political party that can brand itself as the party of entrepreneurs and innovation is the party that will make headway towards claiming the millennial generation. 

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Uber and the Sharing Economy Under Fire

The California Labor Commission has ruled that Uber drivers are not independent contractors, as the company insists, but instead employees. The commission’s decision could hamper Uber’s ability to grow in California and even slow the expansion of the “sharing economy” in its birthplace. 

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A combination of reforming the H-1B visa program, implementing a startup visa, and selling tradable permits would improve immigration policy. It would free up resources to combat illegal immigration that actually causes a strain on the economy.

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The Reemergence of the Club of Rome

The Pope identifies two globally important problems—poverty and environmental degradation—but then misdiagnoses them.

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The ABCs of TPA, TAA, and TPP

Feeling a bit rusty on the acronyms for various trade-related measures? This users' guide should provide you with everything you need to know to follow the play-by-play.

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Nevada has joined four other states in implementing the next generation of school choice programs. Governor Brian Sandoval signed a bill into law that instituted an Educational Savings Account program. The ESA program deposits the money the public school system would have spent on the child’s education into a restricted-use savings account for the parents to use on educational services and materials.

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Cuomo’s Fishy Fast Food Wage Board

While Venezuela and Russia might be candidates for such a country, we Americans need look no further than New York to find our home-grown politically corrupt Wage Board. Governor Cuomo has engaged in the unserious business of bypassing the state legislature to do what few others in America can do—single handedly set wages. The Wage Board will hold a public hearing in Buffalo on June 5.

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