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Minimum Wage Cruelty

By Walter E. Williams LewRockwell.com July 12, 2017   Minimum Wage Cruelty     There are political movements to push the federal minimum hourly wage to $15. Raising the minimum wage has popular support among Americans. Their reasons include fighting poverty, preventing worker exploitation and providing a living wage. For the most part, the intentions behind […]

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Vladimir Putin: The Most Powerful Person In The World

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org June 12, 2017   Vladimir Putin: The Most Powerful Person In The World   It must be wonderful being Vladimir Putin and being the most powerful person on earth. And not even have to say so yourself. The US Democratic Party is saying it for Putin along […]


How the Market Creates Jobs and How the Government Destroys Them

By Walter Block Mises Institute March 8, 2017   How the Market Creates Jobs and How the Government Destroys Them   The Creation of Jobs If the media tell us that “the opening of XYZ mill has created 1,000 new jobs,” we give a cheer. When the ABC company closes and 500 jobs are lost, we’re […]

How the Market Creates Jobs and How the Government Destroys Them

Economic Globalization Is Not Political Globalization

Economic Globalization Is Not Political Globalization

By Thorsten Polleit Mises Institute February 27, 2017   Economic Globalization Is Not Political Globalization   Globalization has fallen into disrepute. More and more people are rejecting it outright as unfair and as a source of all sorts of evil — including economic crises and migration. This kind of blanket condemnation of globalization however is a huge […]


Minimum Wage and Discrimination

By Walter E. Williams LewRockwell.com February 8, 2017   Minimum Wage and Discrimination   There is little question in most academic research that increases in the minimum wage lead to increases in unemployment. The debatable issue is the magnitude of the increase. An issue not often included in minimum wage debates is the substitution effects […]

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The Demise of the Left

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org January 27, 2017   The Demise of the Left   On several occasions I have asked in my columns the rhetorical question: What became of the left? Today I answer my question. The answer is that the European and American left, which traditionally stood for the working […]


The “Curse” of Labor-Saving Machinery Is Nothing New

By Brittany Hunter Mises Institute January 12, 2017   The “Curse” of Labor-Saving Machinery Is Nothing New   At the end of last year, Amazon unveiled, “Amazon Go,” a futuristic, fully-automated convenience store set to open its doors in Seattle, Washington, within the next few months. While this exciting new venture promises to make quick-stop […]

The "Curse" of Labor-Saving Machinery Is Nothing New

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Dismal Jobs Report

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org December 8, 2016   Dismal Jobs Report   The presstitute media delivered the false news, not from Russian propaganda websites such as the Washington Post accuses this one of being, but from Obama’s US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The false news is that the collapsing economy continues […]


Labor Day

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org September 5, 2016   Labor Day   Labor Day – what is it? Perhaps not many Americans any longer know, so here is my explanation. In my time Labor Day was the unofficial end of summer, because school began after Labor Day. Today school begins almost a […]

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Jobs Report Blues

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org April 4, 2016   Jobs Report Blues   On Friday the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there were 215,000 new jobs in March. John Williams of ShadowStats.com reports that these “new jobs” result from the the Birth-Death model that “artificially inflates headline month-to-month payroll gains with […]


23 Percent Of Americans In Their Prime Working Years Are Unemployed

By Michael Snyder Economic Collapse Blog March 27, 2016   23 Percent Of Americans In Their Prime Working Years Are Unemployed     Did you know that when you take the number of working age Americans that are officially unemployed (8.2 million) and add that number to the number of working age Americans that are […]

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Will Immigration Force a Change in Sweden’s Labor Laws?

By Per Bylund Mises.org January 15, 2016   Will Immigration Force a Change in Sweden’s Labor Laws?   Sweden might be heading toward reform of its very rigid labor laws, which include labor union control of wages and “last in — first out” hiring and firing rules. This means the previously most-untouchable tenet of the Swedish […]


Yet Another Fabricated Jobs Report ~ Paul Craig Roberts

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org January 10, 2016   Yet Another Fabricated Jobs Report   According to Friday’s (January 8) payroll jobs numbers, almost 300,000 new jobs were created in December. Additionally, the previous two months were revised upward by 50,000 jobs. Apparently, the equity market did not believe the report, with […]

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Technology and Government Shouldn’t Mix

By Benjamin M. Wiegold Mises.org December 17, 2015   Technology and Government Shouldn’t Mix   We live in a time like never before in human history. Our scientific knowledge and technological capabilities are rapidly advancing, affecting nearly every aspect of human life. Examples are rife, from smart phones and robotics, to thought-controlled prosthetics, wireless power, […]


US On Road To Third World

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org October 29, 2015   US On Road To Third World   On January 6, 2004, Senator Charles Schumer and I challenged the erroneous idea that jobs offshoring was free trade in a New York Times op-ed. Our article so astounded economists that within a few days Schumer […]

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