Economy & Budget

Payday lending: Reforming a broken Industry

While our economy continues to improve for some, millions of Americans are financially unprepared to deal with unexpected expenses. A child unexpectedly becomes ill, requiring an emergency room visit. A heater breaks down in the middle of winter...

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Why welfare’s failing the poor and what to do today

Welfare is failing, just not for the reason you think.

For too long, conventional wisdom in Washington, D.C., has dictated the best way to move people out of poverty is to expand welfare programs so that individuals could possibly,...

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The evidence for lowering the minimum wage in Puerto Rico

The “fight for 15” crowd has managed to gain enough steam to garner mentions in presidential debates, trend on Twitter, and influence policy shifts in Seattle, NYC, California, and more, despite the lack of a consensus of support among...

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A better option for Puerto Rico

When the current fiscal year started back in July, the Government of Puerto Rico had sufficient resources to meet its debt obligations and provide the necessary services to the people of the Island.  To meet these two objectives,...

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Radioactive pork

In the coming days, Congress has an opportunity to begin unraveling a billion dollar boondoggle that’s been fleecing American taxpayers for more than a decade.

But don’t hold your breath. This is a textbook case of politics trumping policy...

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Bipartisan effort seeks end to budget gimmicks

It isn’t often that budget fights lead to good results for fiscal conservatives. For instance, last year, Congress engaged in a drawn-out battle over the FAST Act, a highway bill that was the first of its kind in years. It funded funding major...

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Big business will never appease the Left

Doing business in America is not without its challenges. High taxes and a complex, virtually impenetrable tax code.  Thousands upon thousands of regulations affecting every aspect of a company’s ability to compete in the open market. ...

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