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Economics Laureates in Favor of Raising the Minimum Wage

Written by Robert Murphy on January 16, 2014

Minimum Wage

The Economic Policy Institute has released a letter signed by 75 economists–including 7 winners of the Nobel (Memorial) Prize in economics–calling for the federal government to raise the national minimum wage from its current level of $7.25 to $10.10 by 2016. In this post I want to explain how this is possible, and why I […]

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Snowden Still Providing Leaks of Secret NSA Files

Posted on January 15, 2014


The National Security Agency has implanted software in about 100,000 computers around the world, allowing the United States to surveil those machines while creating a trail that can be used to launch cyber-attacks. Though most of the software is installed by gaining access to computer networks, the NSA can also employ technology that enters computers […]

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Chris Christie Trying To Change Focus in Key Speech

Posted on January 14, 2014

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, facing investigations over a traffic snarl-up and the use of federal money for an ad campaign, will likely try to shift attention back to his second-term agenda when he gives a key speech on Tuesday. Christie, a charismatic conservative and an early favorite in the upcoming Republican race for the […]

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Return Airport Security to the Airlines

Written by John Odermatt on November 8, 2013

In June we reported that a former TSA agent was arrested on felony cocaine charges. This week WKBW reported that Todd Stoddard received a very lenient sentence when he was sentenced to up to five years probation. I’m not a lawyer, but that seems like a very minimal sentence for being charged with six counts […]

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