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S&P’s Fundamentally Flawed Inequality Report

On Tuesday, Standard & Poor’s released a new research report entitled, “How Increasing Income Inequality Is Dampening U.S. Economic Growth, and Possible Ways to Change the Tide.” Despite its much-discussed conclusions, the report is fraught with flaws.

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The Department of Labor has been extorting admissions of employment law violations from American blueberry farmers. Two judges have found that the Department's use of "hot goods" orders for perishable goods to be coercive. Yet, the Department continues to appeal its case.

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Suddenly Every McDonald's Franchisee Is Worth Suing

An NLRB ruling means that McDonald's USA will be considered a joint employer in unfair labor lawsuits brought against its franchisees. The ruling could make it easier for labor unions to organize at franchisee restaurants.

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Would a Block-Granted Safety Net Mean Less Aid to Families?

The crucial point to remember is that if the critics of welfare reform—myself included—had succeeded in thwarting it, low-income families would have been worse off, not better off.

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Bill to Address Fake Campus-Rape Epidemic Goes Too Far

Rape is a serious matter. That is why it is unfortunate that a bipartisan group of senators is exaggerating the problem of rape on campus and proposing legislation that encourages academic institutions to throw out due process for the accused.

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Cut Unemployment Benefits for Immigration, But Don't Cut Immigration

Now that immigrants are eligible for fewer benefits, David Cameron should ensure that as many hard-working immigrants as possible are allowed to enter the country. Angela Merkel’s immigration reforms are a successful model that other countries, not just Britain, should use as an example.

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Why Delayed Social Security Reform Costs Us

Contrary to the popular argument that we live in an age of austerity, we live in an age of extraordinary opportunity. Yet we block progress by refighting yesterday’s battles. In 2009 every dollar of revenue had been committed before that Congress walked in the doors of the Capitol. 

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Jobs and Great Recession

Job openings and hires have yet to recover from the recession of 2007–2009. These numbers have not yet climbed back to their historical peaks, which they reached in the middle of the last decade.

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Immigration Reform and the Border

The immigration crisis shows just how badly America needs reform to simplify and open the immigration process.

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How Would Paul Ryan's Opportunity Grants Affect Poverty?

In 1996, when President Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (better known as “welfare reform”), I was a twenty-three-year-old liberal. After reading a series of ominous predictions about how poor single mothers would fare in the wake of welfare reform, I could not forgive this act of cruelty.

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