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'The rates are too damn high'

Hailo allows people to request taxis via their smartphones, similar to Uber's ridesharing model. Hailo is a small positive step for the besieged taxi industry, but it may be too late to preserve the taxi cartels' undeserved power now that consumers have experienced the immense benefits of ridesharing.

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Women, get real: Here’s the new feminists’ manifesto

This week marks the launch of Lean Together, a 221-page book that presents an economic agenda for women’s advancement. Hadley Heath Manning, IWF’s director of health policy, said: “The government is telling women that they are not capable of making a wide range of decisions." Stand up, be heard and do things for yourself is the message.

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Many protesters marching near Times Square in New York City yesterday were organized by worker centers, which employ publicists to carefully craft messages and talking points. Fast-food workers are asking for a 100% pay raise. Instead of a spontaneous uprising, the strikes are more about style than substance.

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What to Look For In Friday's Unemployment Report

The Fed's actions in September will be influenced by the numbers that come out on Friday. Look behind the headlines, and judge for yourselves.

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Money Is Not the Answer for Our Bloated Public Education System

American public education does not need more money. Instead, it needs to spend some of its current funds on more Neighborhood Outreach Connections.

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Right-to-Work Laws Could Come to a City Near You

Can cities in non-RTW states pass their own RTW laws? The answer is yes, thanks to a Supreme Court ruling in 1963. Municipalities seeking to make their business climate more friendly for job creators may find RTW laws to be a plausible option.

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How Right to Work Helps Unions and Economic Growth

States with RTW laws have faster economic growth, and union membership is growing in RTW states. If unions want to gain more members and make them better off, they should flip their anti-RTW position and give workers the right to choose whether or not to join.

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Here are two statistics that most labor groups will not be sharing as they push their Labor Day propaganda—11 percent and $700 million. Though union membership has been declining, political contributions from unions have been moving in the opposite direction. 

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Under Affordable Care Act, Minimum Wage Hike Discourages Work

Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour will leave many full-time workers ineligible for Medicaid. Why do we design welfare programs to discourage work?

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3 Reasons an Obama Executive Order on Immigration Would Backfire

A broad executive order would cause immense problems for workers supposedly benefitting by the grant of legal status.  To begin with, legal challenges to the executive order would work their way through the courts, casting a cloud of doubt on individuals’ legal status.

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