Reasonable people might assume that legislators who support raising the federal minimum wage would pay their employees the current minimum wage of $7.25 or their proposed wage of $10.10. But, once again, congressional leaders are telling Americans to do as they say
On March 3, 2014 House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released a report that was essentially an extensive literature survey on the efficacy of federal anti-poverty programs. The report has stimulated discussion, both favorable and unfavorable, as it should and as was intended.
The intuition that if something is bad it used to be better is completely understandable, but in the case of social mobility, it is probably wrong. Even before a deservedly lauded study by
On February 4, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report that instantly became a focus of intense controversy. The report found that the Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare”) would reduce US employment by the equivalent of 2 million full
Last week, we asked e21 readers about their preferred level of the minimum wage. ”None, it should left to the states” was the overwhelming favorite and received 60 percent of the vote. The next most popular choice was “$7.25, the current rate
As President Obama pushes to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, supporters continue to mischaracterize its effects.
Five years after the beginning of economic recovery, U.S. employment is still almost one million jobs below 2007 levels. However, jobs related to America’s oil and gas industry have been booming. Jobs in the oil and gas sector have increased by 40 percent since 2007 (see graphic). In a new report,
Today’s e21 Olympics event, Employment, was a close contest that was difficult to judge. Evaluating a country’s labor market health involves more than simply looking at its unemployment rate. Because a country’s unemployment rate excludes those who have dropped out of the labor force, it does not provide a full picture of the labor market.
In this week’s e21 Asks poll, we asked readers, “Should House Republicans pursue immigration reform?” Almost half (48 percent) voted that they should since doing so “would boost the economy and create jobs.” The race for second place was close with