While the U.S. Department of Labor continues to tout decreased unemployment rates, the reality is that a significant portion of the unemployed have simply withdrawn from the job market entirely, according to a survey by Express Employment Professionals. According to the survey, 40 percent of the 8.5 million unemployed Americans have given up looking for jobs.
Once again the free market is working its magic — this time in the automotive field, with driverless cars and leased cars. Its "invisible hand" is making life simpler, easier and cheaper.
Further evidence of the federal government’s vast overreach can be found in a report out of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) that reveals that over 3,500 new regulations were issued in 2014, and 224 new laws had been passed. According to the report entitled Ten Thousand Commandments, the cost of government regulations is $1.88 trillion per year, or $14,976 per every household.
Keynesian experiments with the economy are having, once again, unintended consequences. Freshly created money, instead of acting as a stimulant, is acting as a sedative.
The Left is correct that the top one percent of Americans have gotten richer while the bottom 99 percent have stagnated, but they couldn’t be more wrong about the reasons why.