Chart of the Week: U.S. Corporate Tax Rate Is Uncompetitive

The U.S. is a worldwide business leader. However, high corporate taxes increase the difficulty for businesses to compete internationally in this age of globalization. Private investment in the U.S. can be increased if the federal statutory corporate income tax rate is reduced. According to Heritage analysts, the federal corporate rate matters for U.S. economic growth because […]

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Five Ideas To Create Jobs That Are So Crazy They Might Just Work

With unemployment stuck above 9 percent, Washington is trying to “pivot to jobs” once again. And already the discussion feels tired. The White House’s much-hyped ideas don’t seem bold enough, and Republicans have had little to offer aside from the idea that reducing government regulation will somehow let the free market work its magic. A […]

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Obama: Salesman of the Year

By B. Lopiccolo Early this year when Trump was leading us to speculate he may run for president, the one thing is said Obama was successful at was his election campaign. Not many can deny Obama and his administration know how to sell the voters on why they should elect him for president, he is […]

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U.S. Appeals Court Declares “Obamacare” Unconstitutional

The 11th Circuit U.s. Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Georgia has declared the “individual mandate” provision of President Obama’s health care bill unconstitutional, calling it an “unprecedented exercise of congressional power,” Reuters reports. The section of the bill in question made it illegal for an individual not to have health insurance, and is one of […]

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Long-Range Strike: The American Javelin

While American defense budgets are in a rapidly escalating free-fall, Chinese defense budgets have seen annual double-digit increases. China’s rapid military modernization is focusing on anti-access and area denial (A2/AD) technologies, which are designed to deny American naval and air forces access to the skies and waters off the Chinese coast. The problem is that […]

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Switzerland: Democracy at Its Best

The Direct democracy that prevails in Switzerland differs from the representative democracy of the US or India, where people delegate power to the elected representatives. But the Swiss political system has both the elements of direct democracy and parliament and so it is referred to as the semi-direct democracy. Government of the people, by the people […]

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Problems Exposed in SEC Whistleblower Law

The folks at the National Whistleblowers Center (yes, there is one) like to tell of Samuel Shaw and Richard Marven, two sailors who landed in the brig in 1778 in retaliation for blowing the whistle on the commander of the Continental Navy, who had “treated prisoners in the most inhuman and barbarous manner.” Their bravery […]

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Years of Liberal Dogma have Spawned a Generation of Amoral, Uneducated, Welfare Dependent, Brutalized Youngsters

By MAX HASTINGS A few weeks after the U.S. city of Detroit was ravaged by 1967 race riots in which 43 people died, I was shown around the wrecked areas by a black reporter named Joe Strickland. He said: ‘Don’t you believe all that stuff people here are giving media folk about how sorry they are […]

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Memo to White House: Unemployment Benefits Aren’t So Stimulating

You might think that a White House press briefing would be the one place where it’s safe to ask the Obama Administration a question about its economic policy. Well, think again, especially if you’re questioning the underlying premise of the Administration’s economic philosophy. Yesterday, The Wall Street Journal’s Laura Meckler asked White House press secretary […]

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