07.27.2016 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 2

Donald Trump’s trade challenge

By Rick Manning Donald Trump has made it clear that he doesn’t believe that America has gotten the better end of trade deals over the past twenty years and has built much of his appeal to voters who have seen their wages stagnate and have witnessed or fear that their jobs will be outsourced overseas to places with lower labor […]

07.18.2016 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 0

Trade fast track supporters should oppose Trans-Pacific Partnership

By Rick Manning

07.12.2016 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 0

Free trade requires rules

By Robert Romano “Agreements are worthless without enforcement… [T]he [World Trade Organization] WTO involves a long list of commitments by the member countries, as we have seen above.  But without some mechanism to enforce these agreements, countries will depart from them whenever they perceive it in their interest to do so, which it often will be.” That was World Trade […]

07.11.2016 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 0

Bad trade deals are keeping our economy in neutral

By Rick Manning

07.07.2016 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 14

Big gov’t doing what it does best, crushing small business under its heel

  By Dave Cribbin Armed with the best junk science money can buy and dubious arguments that don’t pass the laugh test the anti-smoking cabal has enlisted big government to do its bidding through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has compiled and promulgated new rules that could in their current form deliver a knockout blow to the […]

06.30.2016 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 0

Britain exits EU, markets shrug

By Robert Romano So much for the promised economic catastrophe that was to befall the UK in the aftermath of the June 23 vote to leave the European Union (EU). The FTSE 100 Index has already shrugged off all its initial losses following four hectic trading days that followed. After trading closed on Wednesday, the stock exchange is actually 0.5 […]

06.09.2016 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 29

Voodoo jobs numbers strike again

By Rick Manning Yay, the unemployment rate is down to 4.7 percent. Boo, the labor participation rate dropped precipitously and is at historically low-levels. So, what does the May jobs report mean?  Is the economy finally getting better and moving off the sluggish cycle it has been stuck in for six years, or have we already seen the best of […]

06.08.2016 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 2

56 million working age adults out of the labor force

By Robert Romano An average, record 56 million working age adults aged 16 to 64 are not in the labor force in 2016, an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows. That is to say, they are neither working nor looking for work. The non-participating 56 million accounts for 27.1 percent of the working age population — close to […]

06.07.2016 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 1

Stop calling it free trade

By Robert Romano The problem with the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement isn’t that it is free trade, it is that it is not. You cannot have free trade when even after a trade agreement goes into effect and tariffs are supposedly reduced many of our trading partners continue to levy what is in effect a currency tariff on U.S. […]

06.06.2016 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 20

The fight for $15 is the fight for unemployment

By Don Todd Fast Food Forward, an advocacy organization, makes an eloquent emotional plea for the wellbeing of restaurant workers: “In America, people who work hard should be able to afford basic necessities like groceries, rent, childcare and transportation.”  Who can argue with that? Similarly The Fight for Fifteen organization comes up with this argument, “We Work, We Sweat, Put […]

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