12.01.2017 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 0

Finally, a big international win for intellectual property rights

By Rick Manning The United States has long stood as the center for innovation across the globe — even as we ceded other important industries like manufacturing. Thanks to a strong patent system, written into the Constitution, we have long encouraged creativity and invention that has made us the envy of the world. Unfortunately, over the last few years, that position has […]

11.30.2017 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 0

In Gridlocked Washington, AT&T/Time Warner Merger Opposition Finds Unlikely Allies

By Gene Kimmelman & Rick Manning While much of what goes on in Congress and Washington, D.C., today is marked by partisan gridlock, there are actually some moments when voices on the complete opposite sides of the political spectrum can come together in unity. For us, the pending merger between AT&T and Time Warner is one of those moments. The […]

11.30.2017 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 0

Not time to worry about flattening yield curve and economy—yet

By Natalia Castro For nearly a decade, the American people have been able to look back on the 2008 recession as a lesson in how to deal with economic turmoil. But these lessons have not only been reactionary, economists have noticed trends that point to the likelihood of future recessions as well. Now, these economic indicators serve as a ticking […]

11.29.2017 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 0

The President alone gets to fill political vacancies, including at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

By Robert Romano There is no question that President Donald Trump can appoint Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to serve as the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in lieu of Senate confirmation. Under the Constitution, the President alone determines who heads up agencies for the federal government. Specifically, under Article II of the Constitution, […]

Cartoon: Tax shelter

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11.27.2017 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 0

The GOP tax bill is better than you think, but it still might result in a ‘Read my lips’ moment

By Robert Romano The Republican tax cut bill is up in the Senate and it’s getting a little bit better in some areas on the individual side of things. The $86.9 billion a year medical expenses deduction, which had been eliminated in the House version of the bill, has been restored. That deduction was taken by 8.7 million Americans in […]

11.22.2017 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 0

Big government, too big to fail banks, and big oil are coming together once again to stick it to the little guy.

By Printus LeBlanc Isaac Newton’s third law states, “for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Sir Isaac must have never been in government, because a little-known rule in the Environmental Protection Agency is having a ripple effect across the nation, and is likely to hit consumers in their pocketbook. The EPA must now act to save thousands […]

11.21.2017 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 0

Now that Richard Cordray is gone, it’s time to undue his work

By Rick Manning Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray announced his resignation last week. This is a victory for consumers and businesses, as he will no longer be able to wreak regulatory havoc on the American people and the economy. But that doesn’t mean we are out of the woods just yet. While President Trump continues to successfully roll […]

11.17.2017 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 0

Time for China, Japan to join ‘developed’ nations at WTO

By Robert Romano China ($11.2 trillion) and Japan ($4.9 trillion) combined make up 21 percent of the world’s Gross Domestic Product, according to the World Bank, having benefited from preferential treatment in global trade deals, and are still being treated as “developing” nations under world trade rules. At institutions such as the World Trade Organization (WTO), developing economies do not […]

11.16.2017 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 0

Senate GOP ends individual mandate in tax bill. Could the Republicans actually get something right?

By Natalia Castro Republicans have been trying to reclaim ground since they entered Congress. Despite having a majority in both the Senate and the House, Republican failure to repeal Obamacare left them a step behind in all aspects moving forward. Specifically, they are $338 billion behind, are now struggling to fill the hole. Republicans needed to repeal Obamacare if for […]

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