Protectionism Will Not Relieve the Plight of the Working Class
Cathy Reisenwitz, FEE
A recent study showed that 85% of the job losses in manufacturing from 2000 to 2010 resulted from productivity growth, not outsourcing. The Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University found that in that period 5.6 million factory jobs disappeared, but trade accounted for just 13% of those job losses.
Forget Everything You Were Told About Poverty
Israel Ortega , Opportunity Lives
What if everything we think we know about poverty is wrong? And what if the way we are addressing poverty is only making things worse? These are just but a couple of the many provocative questions raised in the landmark poverty-fighting book, “When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself.”
What makes governments resistant to coups? Transparency with voters.
James R. Hollyer, B. Peter Rosendorff and James Raymond Vreeland, Washington Post
While social media are sufficiently new, and coups sufficiently infrequent to assess this claim, there’s another way to look at the link between coups and access to information.
Jobs Report: Needs To Be Reported Correctly
Ed Butowsky, Chapwood Capital
Ed Butowsky, top wealth manager in Dallas, Financial Advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, discusses the jobs report numbers and why it is so important to this country.