Economy & Budget

How regulatory 'reform' hurts small business

While purporting to help small business, the regulatory “reforms” proposed over the last six years have actually been crafted to help big business, especially multinational corporations. While it would be convenient for all businesses to have the...

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Why we need to move past “recap and release”

Recently there have been calls to allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the GSEs) to suspend their future payments owed to the U.S. Treasury and allow them to rebuild capital.  These calls are reported to have been spearheaded by hedge fund...

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Hello, stranger!

Would you actually get into a stranger's car in the middle of the night? Possibly even in a foreign city? Just hoping that the person really is giving you a ride and not taking you for a ride? Isn't that exactly what your mom always told you not...

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Railroad investments spur economy and improve safety

A new study from Towson University’s Regional Economic Studies Institute recently released by the Association of American Railroads confirms that railroads significantly benefit the U.S. economy.  The Towson report found that in 2014, the...

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How Congress can keep America’s top talent in tourism

Tourism has grown to be one of the United States’ most important industries, with one in nine U.S. jobs depending on it. Travel employment increased for the tenth month in a row this past April, according to an U.S. Travel Association...

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