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The Texas Non-Miracle

About all those new jobs created under Gov. Rick Perry... The Center for Immigration Studies reports some facts that should sprinkle a little cold water on over-heated claims for the low-wage/high-immigration Texas economic model. Of jobs created in Texas since 2007, 81 percent were taken …

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Written by David Frum on Thursday September 22, 2011

Res Judicata: Americans Will Do the Jobs

“On lesser days, unmentionable objects block the huge grates in the sewer channels. The workers descend knee deep into the muck and scrape at the dripping clogs. The gunk drips to their shoulders and splashes on their faces, working its way into pores and psyches.”  This is how the New York …

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Written by Howard Foster on Monday August 8, 2011

My Life at the Bottom of the Food Chain

I have a friend who has recently graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A. in History. I've been living with him this past summer, and he has been unemployed for most of it. About a month ago, he came home happy. He had found a job at an upscale restaurant in the city. After a bit of …

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Written by Daniel Alexandre Portoraro on Saturday August 6, 2011

The Jobs Report is Awful, but a Default is Worse

While the latest jobs report is dismal, it is no excuse for Republicans to have no plan or their own or to push for a default. The latest jobs report is truly dismal in that it shows a slight gain in jobs. However, it isn't the "death blow" or sure sign of a double-dip recession that might send …

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Written by Eli Lehrer on Friday July 8, 2011

Pawlenty's Blue-Collar Blues

Pawlenty supporters cite his blue-collar origins as reason to hope he can reach more voters. After his economic speech Tuesday those hopes are unlikely to be realized. Tim Pawlenty supporters cite their man's blue-collar origins as reason to hope that he can reach voters unreachable by say Mitt …

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Written by David Frum on Wednesday June 8, 2011

No Evidence of Double Dip Recession With New Job Numbers

The latest job numbers suggest it is unlikely that America will enter a "double dip" recession. Although the just-announced drop to 8.8 percent unemployment hardly reflects a thriving economy, it does seem to show that the economic recovery has at least some legs. It’s unlikely the economy …

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Written by Eli Lehrer on Friday April 1, 2011

Fighting the Deficit with Tax Reform

Congress is once again considering revamping the tax code. While real reform is years off, a few easy reforms could make a good dent in the deficit. Congress is once again considering revamping the tax code, starting with corporate taxes.  It may be heresy to say, but there was never a worse …

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Written by Hank Adler on Monday February 28, 2011