04.22.2014 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 8

E-Cigarettes and second hand smoke: How the anti-tobacco lobby gets it wrong

By Rick Manning E-cigarettes have become a source of consternation for anti-smoking lawmakers who quiver at the very thought of someone lighting up a tobacco product.  This knee-jerk reaction to the dramatic increase in the use of e-cigarettes in public is manifesting itself in places like Los Angeles opting to treating e-cigarettes as if they were tobacco. The fear of […]

04.21.2014 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 1

Fed Chair Janet Yellen has no intention of following Reagan’s Taylor rule

By Robert Romano Some proponents of a stable monetary policy and a strong dollar got giddy over Janet Yellen’s first major speech in her tenure as the new Federal Reserve Chair. Apparently, merely mentioning some sort of “automatic stabilizer” which Yellen defined as “when the public better understands and anticipates how the central bank will respond to evolving economic conditions” […]

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 […]

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