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Hungry office workers in DC can get lunch at $6 a day with guaranteed 20 minute delivery, thanks to innovative entrepreneur Asad Yusup, founder of MunchQuick.

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Affirmative action has been around for decades. But what is its track record on actually helping minorities?

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Thomas Piketty’s best-selling “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” has given policy makers and pundits a renewed excuse to call for the redistribution of wealth and higher taxes. But it is time for the French economist to move out of the limelight.

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Raising the minimum wage might lift a few people out of poverty. But many others would lose their jobs or get hit with higher prices.

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GOP Should Stop Avoiding Payroll Tax Reform

The biggest source of low-income families' tax burden isn't the income tax--it's the payroll tax. And the GOP can't ignore it forever.

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Advocates of raising the minimum wage claim it will lift people out of poverty. But the overlap between those in poverty and those earning the minimum wage is actually quite small.

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Dear New York Times, McDonald’s Is Not Shake Shack

Ninety-seven percent of American workers are paid above minimum wage, because otherwise they would quit for other jobs. But it does not follow that the federal government should mandate a higher minimum wage, contray to claims from the New York Times.

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Intergenerational mobility has emerged in recent years as a bipartisan policy priority. To the extent that upward mobility rates are low the health of the American Dream is called into question. However, there are many misperceptions about the state of economic mobility in the United States

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The White House’s Invisible Pay Gap

One of the most powerful institutions in the world is headed by a man.  His chief of staff is a man.  And although the institution has both male and female employees, it was revealed today in a Washington Post report that its women employees make 87 percent as much as the men.

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US Laws Keep Immigrants Off Welfare

Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman famously quipped, “You can't have free immigration and a welfare state.” Despite the children pouring across the southern border, America’s welfare state is small compared to the redistributive welfare systems in Europe. 

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