Work has become passé. The labor force participation rate fell to a 31 year low in August as another 368,000 people left the work force. It also represented the lowest labor force participation rate on record for men at 69.8%. That rate does not even include those who are incarcerated. The US has more than …
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The mission statement for the US Department of Agriculture states, “We provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.” While that doesn’t immediately send the masses rolling on the ground in hysteria it should. That statement is pretty funny when you …
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How is it that virtually every economic action is labeled a “stimulus” even as the US economy fails to grow at even average rates? Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, this week described food stamps as a stimulus program. He claimed that for every dollar increase in SNAP spending, the economy grows by $1.84. I am …
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Twelve Week Agenda
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- Where have Kentucky’s Workers Gone?
- The Macro Economy, Education, and Race in Employment
- Kentucky’s Labor Market Ranks 49th
- Youth Employment and The Last 30 Years of the Minimum Wage in the United States
- Should We Transfer Money from the Top 1%?
- The Lack of Slavery May Be Hurting Economic Growth; Or, How to Miss the Forest of Human Flourishing for the Trees of GDP Growth.
- The Rest of the Story: Employment Recovery?
- Give, Share, and Take are not Synonyms
- Kentucky’s Budget and Tax “Reform”
- Seven Habits of Highly Effective Economies