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Increase in Disability Benefits Linked to Decrease in Labor Force Participation

Source: National Center for Policy Analysis

James Sherk, senior policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation, explains what the labor force participation rate means for the economy. The labor force participation (LFP) rate is a measure of the proportion of adults who are employed or actively seeking employment. A high LFP rate indicates that more work opportunities are available in the economy or that more people are willing to work, and the rate can change based on a number of factors: Age: Workers ages 25 to 54 are more likely to ...
Full article at: National Center for Policy Analysis 22 hours ago, 7:00am CDT
 

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Training Wage Would Boost Teen Employment

Source: National Center for Policy Analysis

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Stephen Moore, chief economist at the Heritage Foundation, explains that many cities and states are making it harder for teenagers to find jobs because they are raising their minimum wages above the federal minimum. Seattle has raised its minimum wage to $15 an hour, and nearly half of all U.S. states have raised their minimum wages above the federal rate of $7.25. While these increases are usually implemented in the name ...
Full article at: National Center for Policy Analysis Jul 11 2014, 7:00am CDT
 

57 Percent of Young Mothers Unmarried

Source: National Center for Policy Analysis

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An increasing number of young women are unmarried when they have their first child, explains Rachel Sheffield, policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation. Indeed, a recent study from Johns Hopkins University found that 57 percent of mothers between 26 and 31 years old are unmarried at the time of the birth of their first child. In particular, whether the mother has received a college education seems to be a main factor in separating unmarried from marr ...
Full article at: National Center for Policy Analysis Jun 26 2014, 7:00am CDT
 

FATCA: Punishing Law-Abiding Americans Living Abroad

Source: National Center for Policy Analysis

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Congress passed the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) in 2010, aiming to reduce tax evasion by making it harder for tax cheats to exploit tax havens, explains Anthony B. Kim, Senior Policy Analyst at the Heritage Foundation, and Research Fellow Curtis S. Dubay. However, Congress seems not to have recognized a side effect of FATCA: it burdens law-abiding Americans living abroad by imposing massive financial and legal costs. FATCA demands th ...
Full article at: National Center for Policy Analysis Jun 18 2014, 7:00am CDT
 

Jeb Bush Doubles Down on Common Core

Source: Big Government

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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, a potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate, is doubling down on Common Core.   On Monday, Bush's nonprofit Foundation for Excellence in Education declared that "pressing pause" on Common Core "means stopping forward momentum," and he pushed back against states that are resisting the top-down standards.  As The Wall Street Journal noted, "resistance to Common Core is growing among the party's activists, who see it ...
Full article at: Big Government Jun 17 2014, 2:02pm CDT
 

Conservative Group Blasts Washington Post Columnist For 'Mischaracterizing' Benghazi Event

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The Heritage Foundation pushed back against a column The Washington Post's Dana Milbank published Tuesday that stirred outrage over one of the group's panel events that featured a tense exchange between a Muslim woman wearing Islamic headwear and four panelists. The panel, "Benghazi: The Difference it Makes is Accountability!" was held Monday at the Heritage Foundation's headquarters in Washington D.C. Milbank's headline d ...
Full article at: The Business Insider Jun 17 2014, 1:01pm CDT
 

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Source: National Center for Policy Analysis

Figures suggesting that worker compensation has not kept up with productivity are flawed, explains James Sherk, senior policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation. Many people encouraging an increase in the minimum wage will cite Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) figures showing that productivity since 1973 has gone up 100 percent. Adjusting payroll wages for inflation using the Consumer Price Index, it appears that average wages have ...
Full article at: National Center for Policy Analysis Jun 5 2014, 7:00am CDT
 

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