ObamaCare Mandate To Cut Worker Hours, Leaving The Poor Worse Off

NRD Editor’s Note: This column originally appeared at Investor’s Business Daily. By Howard Rich — In Barack Obama’s first term the U.S. labor force shrank to a 30-year low. Job growth lagged behind population growth as millions gave up their search for gainful employment. Income levels receded, productivity sputtered and deficits soared — all in the name of “recovery.” So […]

Federal Debt: Urgent To Unsustainable To Insane

NRD Editor’s Note: This column originally appeared at Investor’s Business Daily. By Howard Rich — We are no longer looking at an exercise in unsustainability — what we are witnessing is pure insanity. “Future spending on these programs will skyrocket far beyond current revenues,” writes Daniel J. Mitchell of the Cato Institute, noting that our nation will soon face Europe’s […]

Should Government Dictate The Results Of Your Google Search?

NRD Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared at Forbes.com. By Howard Rich — At a U.S. Senate hearing last September Nextag CEO Jeffrey Katz testified that nearly “30 million shoppers” used his online marketplace each month, sending “over $1 billion of sales to our merchant partners.” Does that sound like a struggling business to you? Katz believes so – which […]

Big Government is Making Boeing a Bad Actor

By Howard Rich — Last I year joined a pro-free market chorus in condemning Barack Obama’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) — which filed suit against aircraft manufacturer Boeing after the company dared to create new jobs in a Right-to-Work state. “The Obama administration’s war against Boeing is indeed a war against jobs,” l wrote. Too bad the company failed […]

Axe the Ex-Im Bank

By Howard Rich — While it may not garner the same level of scrutiny as other big government boondoggles, the United States’ Export-Import Bank — or “Ex-Im Bank” — is every bit as deserving of public scorn. Billed as “the official export credit agency of the United States,” the Ex-Im Bank is an independent agency that was created decades ago […]

02.02.2012 in Economy, Featured by NetRight Daily 10

Reports Of Capitalism’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

NRD Editor’s Note: This column originally appeared at Investor’s Business Daily. By Howard Rich — Klaus Schwab, a German academic and founder of the World Economic Forum, recently proclaimed the death of capitalism as we know it — a curious critique coming from the head of an organization whose motto finds “entrepreneurship is in the global public interest.” “Capitalism, in […]

Stop Bailing Out Europe

By Howard Rich — Contrary to the rhetoric of our leaders, U.S. taxpayers are still subsidizing an ongoing bailout of the flailing Eurozone. This expansive financial commitment — components of which have been cleverly disguised as currency swaps — comes at a time when our country can least afford it. Entering 2012, the federal government’s debt stood at roughly $15.2 […]

01.04.2012 in Economy, Politics by NetRight Daily 1

The Economy in 2012: Turbulence Ahead

By Howard Rich — A modest decrease in unemployment and an uptick in holiday shopping have sparked a boost of consumer confidence in America; however, the fundamentals of the U.S. economy remain weak heading into 2012.  In addition to the lengthening shadow cast by the European debt crisis (a result of the same entitlement excesses in which our government is […]

Obama’s union goon squad

NRD Editor’s Note: This column originally appeared at the Washington Times. By Howard Rich — This month’s decision by aircraft manufacturer Boeing to cut a deal with the International Association of Machinists (IAM) will likely result in President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) dropping its unprecedented anti-free-market lawsuit against the company. That’s too bad. Not bad that the NLRB […]

11.30.2011 in Politics by NetRight Daily 1

America’s ‘shadow deficit’ looms larger than $15 trillion

NRD Editor’s Note: This column by the chairman of our parent organization was originally published at The Daily Caller. By Howard Rich — The United States government recently blew past a pair of significant spending mileposts. In a cruel “trick or treat” twist, this Halloween our nation’s debt eclipsed its gross domestic product — something that hasn’t happened since America’s […]

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