04.14.2014 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 0

End the international sugar subsidies for Big Candy

By Rick Manning Baskets of chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks and wondrous cream filled eggs will appear across America in a celebration bearing no resemblance to the real reason for Easter. The National Confectioners Association projects that Easter candy sales are projected to be up 4 percent this year to a whopping $2.26 billion.  Big candy companies find themselves in tall […]

Cartoon: “What’s a Job?”

By William Warren Click here for high-resolution version.  

04.11.2014 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 20

Is OSHA trying to unionize southern auto parts manufacturers?

By Robert Romano Alabama auto parts manufacturers only make up 2.9 percent of firms — 121 out of 4,103 nationwide according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Yet, they make up more than 9 percent of inspections of such manufacturers by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) in 2014 as of April 10, data from the agency shows. None of […]

04.10.2014 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 1

Does motherhood impact wages?

By Robert Romano “[T]here is the issue of marriage and children. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that single women who have never married earned 96 percent of men’s earnings in 2012.The supposed pay gap appears when marriage and children enter the picture.” That was the American Enterprise Institute’s Mark J. Perry and Andrew G. Biggs, writing for the Wall […]

04.09.2014 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 23

Paying too much at the grocery store and at the pump? You can thank the Fed

By Robert Romano It is commonly said by Americans that the harder they work, the further they fall behind. Well, they’re right. Since 2000, household median income measured by the Census Bureau has only averaged 1.77 percent growth. In the meantime, the prices of staples like food and energy have been skyrocketing. Oil is up at an average annual rate […]

Part-time America?

By Robert Romano Since the end of 2007, the amount of Americans working part-time has jumped 2.2 million, from 24.4 million to 26.6 million, even as the amount of people working has actually decreased by 286,000, according to the latest data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As a result, the percentage of those employed working part-time has jumped […]

03.28.2014 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 17

Has the time come for worldwide sugar subsidies to end?

By Rick Manning A unique opportunity has emerged at the World Trade Organization to end sugar subsidies once and for all. Australia, Colombia, Brazil, Paraguay, Thailand, Canada, El Salvador, the European Union and the United States have all complained to the WTO about massive sugar subsidies in India that threaten the world sugar market. The complaints would be much more […]

Debt interest payment chickens coming home to roost

  By Rick Manning It is not a pleasant thing when the chickens come home to roost, things get real messy in a big hurry and you want to make certain you don’t have a fan around to avoid anything hitting it. Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Jeff Sessions points out, “The U.S. gross federal debt currently stands at $17.548 […]

03.21.2014 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 3

Government war on big food?

By David Bozeman Will big food companies be the next target of extortion by government do-gooders?  Despite the precedent of the Big Tobacco settlement, Politico writes that such a scenario is unlikely, given the lack of a “smoking gun” to prove deliberate manipulation of the food market, i.e., doctoring or withholding nutritional data for profits. But don’t be too sure.  […]

03.20.2014 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 18

Giving away the Internet surrenders the First Amendment

By Robert Romano On March 14, the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issued a press release stating its intent to “transition key Internet domain name functions to the global multistakeholder community” from its current contractor, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The plan is to “transition the current role played by NTIA in the […]

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