By John Steele Gordon
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Texas, the ‘great American job machine,’ is solely responsible for the +1.2M net US job increase since 2007
Without Texas, the rest of the country employs 275,000 fewer Americans today than in December 2007. Meanwhile, the Lone Star State has added 1.44 million jobs over the last seven years, and gets credit for being solely responsible for the over net increase of 1.2 million US jobs since the start of the Great Recession.
Abortion reform is a difficult issue to fight for, but someone needs to do it. Personal attacks may be hurtful, but Republicans need to stand up for what they believe.
The original Communictions Act never foresaw the convergence of content, communication, and connectivity in the Internet. The time has come to update it so that it encourages competition and innovation in today’s world.
The last quarter of Obama’s presidency resembles the first quarter. He shut off discussion with House Republicans by saying, “I won.” But “Because I won” is a look back to the past, not a formula for the future.
By doubling down on this troubled model, the President’s plan would spend more without solving the structural problems that plague it.
Guess which kind of family was left out in the cold by President Obama as he unveiled his plan to help middle-class families in his State of the Union address? The traditional two-parent family with a single breadwinner.
All too often, the White House has contented itself to proclaim that wars are over when they’re not, or enemies are defeated when they are reconstituting before our eyes.
For quantitative easing to work most effectively, it must be well-communicated in a manner that leaves little doubt as to the central bank’s determination to follow through as needed with further large bond purchases.
The forest of giant oaks today – scholars who have tended to the important work of explaining and defending the political edifice our founders built – has lost one of its giants, Walter Berns. We mourn his passing.
Abe should take the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II as an opportunity to once and for all signal official Japanese acceptance of tragedy of the past.
The rate of increase in labor productivity in the United States slowed sharply around 2004, after having surged for roughly a decade. A substantial body of research (see, for example, Oliner, Sichel, and Stiroh, 2007) has concluded that the productivity boom from the mid-1990s to 2004 owed to a huge step-up in the growth contribution from information technology (IT).
Important questions remain, however, concerning both the more recent history and the outlook for IT and productivity growth.