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    AFL-CIO Stages Protest Outside Heritage for Higher Minimum Wage

    About 30 protesters, chanting “You can’t survive on $7.25” and “Poverty wages have got to go,” marched today in support of a higher minimum wage outside The Heritage Foundation. AFL-CIO spokesmen at the lunchtime protest said the labor organization targeted Heritage’s Capitol Hill headquarters on Massachusetts Avenue NE because of the … More

    Who Creates Jobs—and Why?

    If you want to protect spending in Washington, call it “job creation.” That’s the flip side of yesterday’s quip by Jared Bernstein, senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, skewering the tendency of politicians to dress their favorite lobbies or spending policies as job generators. He’s right: … More

    Exclusive: Home-Care Mom Questions Union’s ‘Fine Print’ Dues Drive

    Linda Dobbs was confused. Because she had been paying union dues each month for 15 months, Dobbs thought she already was a card-carrying union member. So why did the United Long-Term Care Workers’ Union send two representatives to her home with membership forms in hand? She eventually came to the … More

    Housing Finance: Fannie–Freddie 2.0

    Josh Rosner, who in Reckless Endangerment (2011) exposed the cronyism of Fannie Mae and warned of a meltdown of the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) as far back as 2001, recognizes that the Johnson–Crapo housing finance bill gives us Fannie–Freddie 2.0: Rather than fix these problems, legislators seek to demolish the current … More

    From Your Microwave to Your Car, Government Leaves Nothing Untouched

    How many government rules do we need? According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), federal regulators issued more than 2,000 new rules in 2013—doing such helpful things as restricting access to mortgage credit and imposing new limits on the amount of energy a microwave oven can consume when it is … More

    Don’t Wait to Cut U.S.-EU Tariffs

    The United States and the European Union (EU) are currently negotiating a proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). A recent survey by the Atlantic Council and the Bertelsmann Foundation of over 300 “stakeholders” who have an interest in the TTIP talks suggests a possible strategy to jumpstart the agreement. … More

    NLRB Goes Deep: Why College Football Might Never Be the Same

    Talk about a Hail Mary. Students who play football at Northwestern University can form a union, according to a surprising, much-noted ruling by a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board. Peter Sung Ohr’s 24-page decision holds that “all-grant-in-aid scholarship players for the [Northwestern] football team who have not … More

    How Obama Is Strangling the Economy in Red Tape

    Regulation: It’s a mostly hidden drain on the economy—and a favorite of the Obama administration. It affects all of our lives—and wallets—yet rarely makes headlines. Why? It’s complex; it’s constant; and the sheer volume of regulations is stunning. Heritage experts James Gattuso and Diane Katz have just updated their one-of-a-kind … More

    Inequality Starts at the Top

    President Obama has vowed to spend his remaining years battling against income inequality. He’s proposing, among other solutions, a national minimum wage. But Washington, D.C., an island of success in a country that’s a sea of struggle, is the wrong place to try to combat inequality. “During the past decade, … More

    Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary: ‘The Wealth in America Doesn’t Come from Government’

    In this clip, successful investor Kevin O’Leary from ABC’s hit show “Shark Tank” eloquently and persuasively destroys many of the myths of the “1 percent” and describes in personal detail how many of the small businesses he works with have to spend nearly $20,000 to $30,000 a year complying with … More