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The State Where People Are Afraid to Pump Gas — and the Gov. Wouldn’t Allow it

11 January 2018
The State Where People Are Afraid to Pump Gas — and the Gov. Wouldn’t Allow it

Should you need a license to pump gas? Some people seem to think so, which is perhaps why Oregon had a 56-year-old law prohibiting you from dispensing your own petrol....

Another Accident That Could Have Been Avoided on Government-subsidized Amtrak

20 December 2017
Another Accident That Could Have Been Avoided on Government-subsidized Amtrak

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reports that the Amtrak train that derailed on Monday on its way to Portland from Seattle was going 80 mph on a 30 mph...

U.S. Economy Powers Through Hurricanes, Beats Forecasts With Three-percent Growth in Third Quarter

27 October 2017
U.S. Economy Powers Through Hurricanes, Beats Forecasts With Three-percent Growth in Third Quarter

A strong economy is overriding economic turbulence, including the damage and unemployment from hurricanes, historical concerns about the 2018 midterms, and lower local and state government spending.

Many Surprises in Latest Jobless Claims Report

19 October 2017
Many Surprises in Latest Jobless Claims Report

There are several surprises in the Department of Labor's new jobless claims statistics, pointing to an improvement in the economy.

Robots Making Humans More Efficient, Opening Up New Jobs

03 August 2017
Robots Making Humans More Efficient, Opening Up New Jobs

Robots are increasing efficiency in manual-labor jobs such as construction and warehousing, working right alongside people. But as some jobs are replaced, new ones will open up.

Pew Research: Gap Between Promises and Assets Widens for State Pensions

24 April 2017
Pew Research: Gap Between Promises and Assets Widens for State Pensions

The eighth wonder of the investment world — compound interest — won't be enough to bail out underfunded pension plans.      

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Largest Wealth Transfer in History is Coming

20 January 2015
Largest Wealth Transfer in History is Coming

According to a study just published by Wealth-X and National Financial Partners, $16 trillion of wealth belonging to 211,275 “ultra-high net worth” individuals will be passed on to the next...

The Eye-popping Cost of Federal Regulations

19 September 2014
The Eye-popping Cost of Federal Regulations

VIDEO - The New American senior editor, Bill Jasper describes the mind blowing size, cost and wastefulness of our federal regulatory state. According to the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s “Ten Thousand...

New Low-cost Robots Making Factory Workers More Efficient

18 September 2014
New Low-cost Robots Making Factory Workers More Efficient

Small cheap robots are doing for small manufacturers what table tablets are doing for fast-food restaurants: making paychecks stretch further.

More Good News From the Oil Patch: Less Drilling, More Production

16 September 2014
More Good News From the Oil Patch: Less Drilling, More Production

According to Russell Gold at the Wall Street Journal, the fracking boom “has already lasted longer than anyone would’ve imagined just a decade ago and has more room to run....

Proof That $15 Minimum Wage Hurts Those It’s Claimed to Help

08 September 2014
Proof That $15 Minimum Wage Hurts Those It’s Claimed to Help

Minimum-wage laws have unintended consequences, including hurting the very people they're allegedly designed to help. 

Does the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Equal Crony Capitalism?

11 August 2014
Does the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Equal Crony Capitalism?

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce supposedly engages in political advocacy to help businesses prosper, but it would be more accurate to say that it helps “some” businesses.

 

 

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