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Bring back our girls: Hashtags not enough
August 18, 2014
By Jeanine Russaw  (More)
How ObamaCare will kill job-based plans
August 17, 2014
By Sally C. Pipes  (More)
The Economist: Long-term outlook for U.S. economy
Dr. M. Ray Perryman
August 13, 2014
The national economy continues to improve. Although there is still much uncertainty which is curtailing economic performance, there have been notable indications the economy has regained some momentum and should gain ground through the rest of the year. As noted in last week’s column, the United States finally reached employment levels not seen since prior to the recession (although the job situation still varies greatly by state).  (More)
The Economist: A Fresh Look at Employment Growth
August 6, 2014
National employment growth once again topped the 200,000 level in July, putting together the longest string of monthly gains of that magnitude since the late 1990s. The latest US Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows an increase of 209,000, bringing the total US job gain over the past 12 months to almost 2.3 million. While the unemployment rate ticked up very slightly to 6.2% because there were more new entrants into the workforce than jobs added, there has been notable improvement over the past year. We are finally well over the prior peak back in January 2008, and the job situation is showing signs of lasting and sustainable improvement. The numbers of people losing their jobs has been trending downward, signaling stability. However, there are still some problem areas.  (More)
Death's Progress in the 'progressive' movement
August 4, 2014
By Dr. Paul Kengor  (More)
The Great War at 100: Revisiting The Guns of August
August 1, 2014
By Dr. Marvin J. Folkertsma  (More)
The Economist: Developing the Texas Economy
Dr. M. Ray Perryman
July 30, 2014
The most important key to success in economic development is to create an environment where companies want to locate. This task is achieved through a favorable tax and regulatory climate, a fair and predictable judicial system, excellent education and training at all levels, infrastructure that can sustain a growing economy, and a desirable quality of life. Texas does quite well in some of these areas, but faces notable challenges in others, particularly over the long term.  (More)
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