By Michael Barone | 08/18/14 12:51 PM
Italy has very low birth rates and one of the world's toughest laws limiting employers' ability to fire employees. Those are goals of the environmental left and the social democratic left. So how well is that working out?
By Joseph Lawler | 08/18/14 08:47 AM
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen is ready to commit to her belief that the central bank can keep money loose without stoking the kind of inflation that would raise the costs of everything for ordinary Americans.
By Star Parker | 08/15/14 06:25 PM
We have a leader today who has a zero-sum worldview. It is not surprising that today's world, at home and abroad, increasingly shows these characteristics.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/15/14 12:23 PM
Congress created Ticket to Work in 1999 to address a growing problem, namely that the disability rolls were expanding rapidly and the disability program did little to encourage work among those able to hold a job. The idea was to give disability recipients a "ticket," or voucher, that employment...
By Ed Sykes | 08/14/14 03:25 PM
It's a hot-button issue bound to come up on the campaign trail this fall, but what exactly is a corporate tax inversion? Washington Examiner Economics Writer Joseph Lawler sheds some light on the controversial practice.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/14/14 11:04 AM
Americans are increasingly willing to take on credit card debt or to take out loans to buy cars or to go to college, but they're still shying away from the biggest category of consumer credit: home loans.
By Terence Jeffrey | 08/14/14 10:52 AM
On July 31, Congress and President Obama flew America past a dubious fiscal landmark toward what increasingly looks like a crash landing.
By Washington Examiner | 08/13/14 04:25 PM
If Obama wants the job market to recover faster, he should stop hanging dead weights on its belt.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/13/14 03:33 PM
The trust fund for the disability program will run out in late 2016, Social Security's Board of Trustees warned in late July. Without congressional action, disabled workers would immediately face a 25 percent cut in their benefits.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/13/14 10:31 AM
Companies leaving the U.S. for low-tax countries might not cost America as much as you thought.
By Philip Klein | 08/13/14 09:56 AM
Do the New York Times editorial writers read their own newspaper's front page?
By Joseph Lawler | 08/13/14 07:39 AM
A top conservative economist thinks he has found a way to take President Obama at his word, and ensure that no one working full time has to live in poverty -- while getting rid of the minimum wage.
By Justin Green | 08/12/14 02:31 PM
Map perfectly sums up the unemployment rate since 1976.
By Associated Press | 08/12/14 12:45 PM
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback says he'll work to create 100,000 new private-sector jobs over four years if he's re-elected.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/12/14 11:04 AM
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday morning that the number of job openings grew from 4.6 million in May to 4.7 million in June, confirming a trend toward accelerating job creation in the first half of 2014.
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