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Raising Minimum Wage Will Increase Unemployment

A 1976 American Economic Association survey found that 90 percent of its members agreed that increasing the minimum wage raises unemployment among young and unskilled workers. A 1990 survey reported in the American Economic Review (1992) found that 80 percent … Continue reading

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17 Reasons the $17 Trillion Debt is Still a Big Deal

From the Heritage Foundation: Remember the debt? That $17 trillion problem? Some in Washington seem to think it’s gone away. The Washington Post reported that “the national debt is no longer growing out of control.” Lawmakers and liberal inside-the-Beltway organizations … Continue reading

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Government Employed 92,000 Additional People in May

The unemployment rate for government workers rose for the first time since January, standing at 3.8 percent in May, up from 3.3 percent in April. But at the same time, the total number of government workers in the United States … Continue reading

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