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Kansas minimum wage

A group in Kansas is pressing for raising the state minimum wage. Will raising it help or harm low-wage earners? And are the policy goals -- taken in their entirety -- of the groups pressing for a higher minimum wage in the best interest of workers?

Facebook Finds Stimulus Petition Ad Misleading

My blogger friend Blue Collar Muse reports on a disturbing development at the extremely popular social networking site Facebook. The post FaceBook Drops NoStimulus.com Ad…

NoStimulus.com Effort Crosses 200,000 Petitions

Here’s a press release from Americans For Prosperity that talks about the tremendous success of the NoStimulus.com website. This site experienced tremendous traffic yesterday and…

Tim Phillips of AFP explains NoStimulus.com

Tim Phillips, president of Americans For Prosperity, explains why the Obama-Pelosi-Reid stimulus bill is not good for America, and also talks about the role of…

Do Americans Support Obama’s Stimulus Plan?

Despite mainstream media claims, not everyone agrees with President Obama’s plan. In fact, a Rasmussen poll shows that more Americans than not are skeptical about…

AFP Works to Oppose Stimulus

Here’s a message from Tim Phillips, President of Americans For Prosperity. I listened in to the telephone town hall meeting he mentions. Despite a few…

An Austrian Recommendation for President Obama

Robert P. Murphy, author of the fine book The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism lays out what President Obama and Congress can do to really…

The True Danger of the Current Economic Crisis

Thomas Sowell explains that the true danger we face is not recession or even a depression, but the permanent expansion of government that lingers forever:…

Economic Stimulus: Timing is Everything

When I took macroeconomics in college way back in the 70’s, people actually believed in Keynesian economic theory. It was in the textbooks. One of…

Government Spending Is No Free Lunch

Robert J. Barro, an economics professor at Harvard University and a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, has an excellent commentary in The Wall…

Just Say No to Stimulus

“Congress should not enact an expensive spending bill under the pretense of stimulus or recovery. We cannot spend our way to prosperity, and such an…

Minimum Wage: Helpful? Or Not?

What’s one of the barriers to advancement by minorities in the workplace? We’re told that the minimum wage law is a guarantee that workers will…

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