Archive for the ‘Economics’ Category

Pros & Cons on State of Alaska Leading on AKLNG Project

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August 31st, 2016 | Economics, Energy, Recent News, Resource Development | Read More

Permanent Fund Dividend of $2072! Careful How You Spend it, the Government is Watching

Governor Walker just announced that this year’s PFD will be $2,072.  It’s another Christmas in October which really stimulates the economy.  But don’t spend it all right away because you may want some to help pay for Medicaid expansion.  You may also want to stash some away for the...
September 21st, 2015 | Economics | Read More

Responsible ways to stop digging the debt hole

(The Heritage Foundation) When Gallup recently polled Americans on the biggest threat to America’s future well-being, the escalating national debt tied terrorism at the top. They’re right to worry. Washington’s debt is on a completely unsustainable path. The Congressional Budget Office...
July 20th, 2010 | Economics, Policy | Read More

Banks Repossess Property at Record Pace

(Reuters) Banks took control of 269,962 properties in the second quarter, up 5 percent from the prior quarter and a 38 percent spike from the second quarter of last year. Repossessions are expected to top 1 million this year. (Read more…)
July 17th, 2010 | Economics, Recent News | Read More

Is home ownership still a virtue?

July 3rd, 2010 | Economics, Fiscal Policy | Read More

Welfare: Road to Ruin

(The Heritage Foundation) The federal government runs over 70 different means-tested anti-poverty programs that provide cash, food, housing, medical care, and social services to poor and low-income persons. These means-tested programs—including food stamps, public housing, low-income energy assistance,...
June 29th, 2010 | Economics, Fiscal Policy | Read More

Medicaid: facing a tough road

(The Heritage Foundation) In passing Obamacare, Congress has put the states in quite a pickle. To sharply expand health coverage, Obamacare flung wide the gates of Medicaid eligibility. It envisions a massive expansion of the federal-state health program that, historically, delivers low-quality care...
June 11th, 2010 | Economics, Fiscal Policy, Health Care, Policy | Read More

Union bail-out has Republican supporters

(Michigan Capitol Confidential) Michigan Congressman Thad McCotter, R-Livonia, is one of just nine Republicans nationwide to co-sponsor legislation that seeks to bail out union pension funds and put taxpayers “on the hook for $165 billion in unfunded union pension liabilities,” according...
June 9th, 2010 | Economics, Fiscal Policy, Policy | Read More

Anchorage VA clinic: $76mil, 184,000 square feet

(KTUU) Patients and staffers at Anchorage’s veterans’ clinic have waited two years for this day: the opening of their new building on North Muldoon Road. Less than seven miles from the site of the new crime lab, the new clinic measures 184,000 square feet, but with a price tag that should...
May 17th, 2010 | Accountability, Economics, Issues, Policy | Read More

Editorial: The downward spiral of the state of Illinois

(Chicago Tribune) Illinois needs leaders who see that, across this nation, concerns about the public sector’s size, cost and reach is the domestic issue that most rivets Americans. Read the article <here>
April 23rd, 2010 | Economics, Policy | Read More

British Columbia lumber exports to China grew 70% in 2009

(Lesprom) Lumber exports to China hit 1.63 million board feet in 2009, more than twice the volume shipped in 2008. Those exports generated $327 million in revenues, a 70% increase over 2008. The U.S. market is still this province’s primary customer. Americans bought 7.48 billion board feet of lumber...
April 23rd, 2010 | Economics, Resource Development | Read More

Opinion: Work sharing could work for us

(Los Angeles Times) Currently, firms mostly respond to weak demand by laying off workers. Under a work-sharing program, firms are encouraged by government policy to spread a small amount of the pain across many workers. Read the article <here>
April 23rd, 2010 | Economics, Policy | Read More

Canada ranks high in low business costs

(The Globe and Mail) Canada’s relatively low corporate taxes make the country one of the best places to do business. Read the article <here>
April 23rd, 2010 | Economics | Read More

11 WI school districts reject stimulus funding

(Education Week) Eleven Wisconsin school districts want nothing to do with a highly touted federal grant program that could direct thousands of dollars to their classrooms. Read the article <here>
April 23rd, 2010 | Economics | Read More

Hong Kong remains the world’s freest economy

(AFP) Hong Kong remains the world’s freest place to do business while the United States has lost its claim to an unrestricted economy, according to an annual report recently published. Read the report <here>
April 23rd, 2010 | Economics | Read More

Does the faith-community not care for economics?

(Townhall) Austin Hill talks about the moral questions naturally raised in economic questions and why Americans who claim to be concerned only with “moral issues” should also be concerned with ideas like “spreading the wealth around.” Read the article <here>
April 23rd, 2010 | Economics | Read More