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Employment

Millennials have been called the most entrepreneurial generation. While this may be true based on their desires to start businesses, millennials are not following through on their entrepreneurial dreams. Why aren't they starting their own businesses?

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The Earned Income Tax Credit has been successful, but could be improved. The eligibility requirements should be reformed to reduce fraud, or simply overhauled and made universal. A system such as the Negative Income Tax could be a suitable replacement, but it should go hand-in-hand with reforming our welfare and entitlement programs.

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It is my belief that much of what we think we know about living standards, economic insecurity, and the state of the economy is incorrect, based on a mistaken read of the available data. Our misinterpretation of the data, more often than not, translates into an exaggeration of the economic challenges we face.

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Hillary Clinton's Three-Legged Stool

The bulk of her speech was devoted to "fair growth," which is a euphemism for government intervention to ensure fairer outcomes, not to provide fair opportunities.

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Federal Student Aid Drives Up Tuition

Rather than lightening the load on students, federal student aid programs actually increase tuition at America’s colleges and universities.

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Good News on Internships From the Second Circuit

With high youth unemployment and declining labor force participation, young people need internships for work experience.

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The Federal Minimum Wage Is Killing Puerto Rico's Economy

Federal labor policy is making vast numbers of Puerto Ricans unemployable.

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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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