Report: Illegal Aliens Outnumber Unemployed Americans

Aaron Bandler,  A new report from the Pew Research Center says that the number of illegal aliens in the country currently outnumber unemployed Americans. The Washington Free Beacon has the details: The number of illegal immigrants in the United States totaled 11.3 million in 2014, outnumbering the 9.6 million Americans who were unemployed in the same… [Read More]

Shocker: Minimum Wage Hikes Gutted Over 700,000 Jobs In 2013

Matt Vespa, Are liberals better at economics or are they just more adept at selling ideas that drive purely on emotion? Increasing the minimum wage is a perfect example. Raising it increases the living standards for those who struggle earning such a wage, and those who are against it–Republicans–are just anti-poor cretins who have no… [Read More]

Under Obama, Blacks Are Worse Off — Far Worse

Larry Elder,  Ninety-five percent of black voters in 2008 voted for then-Sen. Barack Obama. Surely a “progressive” black president would care about, empathize with and understand black America in a way no other president ever has or could, right? Exit polls from Pew Research show that 63 percent of all voters — and 65 percent… [Read More]

Jeb Bests Hillary in an American Worker Tweet-Off

Larry Kudlow,  Jeb Bush is right and Hillary Clinton is wrong. You can probably say that about a lot of things. But in this case it’s about the need for more part-time American workers to work full-time in order to improve their own lots as well as the lot of the economy. The mini spat… [Read More]

Hillary Clinton to call for tax credits for hiring apprentices

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will call for tax credits for businesses that hire and train apprentices as a way to raise wages and boost youth employment during a campaign stop in South Carolina on Wednesday. Clinton is expected to unveil her proposal, which calls for a $1,500 tax credit per apprentice, during an afternoon… [Read More]

Behind Bilderberg, Trilateral: the Globalists have a major problem

Jon Rappoport, A gaping hole in the economic matrix. Stay with me on this one. You’ll see what the powers-that-be are really worried about. You can roll up Bilderberg, the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, the World Trade Organization, NAFTA, and the several current trade treaties nearing completion… you can insert all these… [Read More]

Walter Williams: The True Black Tragedy

 Hustlers and people with little understanding want us to believe that today’s black problems are the continuing result of a legacy of slavery, poverty and racial discrimination. The fact is that most of the social pathology seen in poor black neighborhoods is entirely new in black history. Let’s look at some of it. Today the… [Read More]

The Young Lose From a Higher Minimum Wage

Jared Meyer, Editor’s note: The following is adapted from Disinherited: How Washington Is Betraying America’s Young (Encounter Books: May 12, 2015, which was co-authored by Diana Furchtgott-Roth.  Warm weather is coming, and with it the perennial student search for a summer job. Though often seen as an economic cure-all, minimum-wage requirements have the unintended consequence… [Read More]

U.S. jobless claims rise for third straight week

 The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose last week for a third straight week, but the underlying trend continued to point to a solidly improving labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 295,000 for the week ended April 18, the Labor Department said on… [Read More]

Republican Bill Would Change How Unemployment Data Is Calculated

 A bill introduced in Congress last week would force the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to report the “true” unemployment rate. The bill has more than a dozen sponsors. Rep. Duncan Hunter (pictured above), R-Calif., introduced H.R. 1876, similar to the measure he introduced in 2012 which would change the primary measure of unemployment from… [Read More]

Mysterious Walmart Store Closings Due to Labor Activism

Company continues to cite plumbing issues for closures. Recent Walmart store closings are not due to plumbing issues or even military exercises as some have speculated.  According to the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, the closure of five stores is a response to labor activism at a store in Los Angeles. The union… [Read More]

Oh My: Some People Support A $50 Minimum Wage

Matt Vespa,  Dan Joseph is on a mission. Who supports a $50/hour minimum wage? What better place to put forward such a bold initiative than in the free speech zone on the sanctified grounds of George Mason University in Virginia. Now, while Joseph was able to find a few supporters, some students on campus knew… [Read More]