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    What You Need to Know About the Left's Big Issue for 2014

    Do a Google News search for “income inequality” and it will remove any doubt that this is already the political issue of 2014. The left has been gearing up for months. The liberal Center for American Progress launched a new center devoted to the subject, and President Obama has been … More

    Goodlatte: 7 Things to Consider Before Taxing Internet Shopping

    Efforts in Congress to give state tax collectors power to tax out-of-state (mostly Internet) sales hit a roadblock Wednesday, as House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte (R–VA) released seven principles to guide the debate. These principles reflect the major concerns with such an expansion of taxing power, rightfully setting a … More

    Does Your Religion Define How You Think About Economics?

    The authors of a new Brookings Institution survey believe the American Dream is dead—or at least in trouble. And who’s to blame? Religious conservatives. Progressives, on the other hand, want everyone to have equal opportunities in the name of social justice—but with a caveat: If you start out ahead in … More

    Detroit Bankruptcy Is No Time for Federal Bailouts

    The city of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection yesterday with some $18 billion in debt, making it the largest municipal bankruptcy in the United States. There will inevitably be calls for the federal government to bail out Detroit. Washington should set a firm precedent now that it will … More

    Equal Pay Act: No Need for a Next Generation

    Today, the Equal Pay Act becomes middle aged. This law made it unlawful to pay women lower wages based on sex. It was passed in the early 1960s, a time when there were far fewer women in the workforce. Today they make up nearly half of the workforce. Given the … More

    Equal Pay Act at 50: The Myth of the Gender Wage Gap

    Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act. Signed into law by John F. Kennedy in 1963, the act ruled it unlawful to pay women lower wages based on sex. Women all across the United States have a great deal to celebrate because of what they have accomplished … More

    Heritage Briefing: Internet Sales Tax

    With talk heating up for Congress to create an Internet sales tax, Heritage pulled in leading telecommunication and tax experts yesterday for a Capitol Hill briefing on the potential fallout that the misnamed Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) could have on e-commerce. Katie McAuliffe, federal affairs manager for Americans for Tax … More

    Senate Passes Marketplace Fairness Act: Real Battle to Be in the House

    Last night the Senate passed the misnamed Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), popularly known as the Internet sales tax, by a 69–27 margin. The troubling bill will now move over to the House. The bill would grant states the authority to force online retailers (with online sales over $1 million per … More

    Income Inequality: Fretting over Success

    World elites are worried about something that, in and of itself, is not a problem: income inequality. “In a landscape of 50 global risks facing the world over the next 10 years, respondents rated severe income inequality as the most likely global risk,” reported CNBC on a study by the … More

    The Ladder of Opportunity vs. Obama's Fairness Escalator

    If 2008 was all about hope and change, 2012 may well be about ladders. Yes, ladders. President Barack Obama has developed a soft-spot for the “ladder of opportunity” metaphor, and he’s running with it. At a community college in Ohio a few weeks ago, he promised an economy “where there … More