Economy & Budget

Time for charities to get over the poverty line 

Billionaires have the power to end global poverty.

That's the finding of a new report from the Brookings Institution. According to researchers, the richest billionaire in Swaziland could lift the entire nation out of extreme poverty with...

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A corporate welfare confab

For the millions of Americans who think big business and big government are in cahoots, a little-known event held in D.C. on April 7 and 8 proved them right. Corporate bigwigs and federal bureaucrats...

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Understanding the SAFE Act

Payday lenders may seem to be everywhere, but they were not always there. The first payday stores opened in the early 1990s – a byproduct of the same anything-goes deregulatory mania that led to a wave of booby-trapped mortgages and the financial...

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Time to recognize the importance of the Innovation Economy

Our Innovation Economy is the envy of the world. It is the source of all net new job creation in the U.S. and has been for the last 30 years. These are the high wage, export oriented, knowledge based jobs which have the powerful job multiplier...

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The future of free trade agreements

No issue divides Americans and politicians during this election season more than trade agreements and their impacts on jobs and the economy. As presidential candidates in both parties find resonance with an anti-free trade platform, the ground...

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The American dream and wealth creation engine

Hillary Clinton recently became the first presidential candidate to articulate a housing policy.  The policy proposes a significant investment to “lift more families into sustainable homeownership” through deployment of a number of...

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Big government vs. the little guy

It’s happening again. Big government is hurting those it is supposed to help.
 
Throughout this campaign season, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have competed to out-do one another on promises to regulate Wall Street. Both have...

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