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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

Edward-Snowden

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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