Employers want to hire employees but cannot get people to apply for or accept jobs. This phenomenon is unknown in American history, and it is one that does not seem to make any […]
On February 2, 2021, a letter signed by nine Alaska business organizations and the Alaska Policy Forum, was sent to Deb Haaland, current nominee for Secretary of the Interior. The letter is an […]
A nationwide coalition of 62 groups, activists, and legislators, including Alaska Policy Forum, sent the following letter to members of Congress, urging them to oppose a $15 federal minimum wage. Click here to […]
The following op-ed was published in the Juneau Empire on December 7, 2018. Environmentalists need not worry. In just a few months, energy companies may begin exploring for oil in Alaska’s Arctic National […]
The irony and hypocrisy is simply overwhelming. Here is the CEO of Alaska Municipal League arguing against shifting PERS costs to local governments even though she is covered in PERS as a non-government employee!
(National Center for Policy Analysis) The sudden increase in property values and demand for housing in San Antonio’s Edgewood indicates the desire of parents to move into the district’s boundaries in order to qualify their child for the voucher program.
(Reuters) Banks repossessed a record number of U.S. homes in the second quarter, but slowed new foreclosure notices to manage distressed properties on the market.
The U.S. welfare program will see a 42 percent increase from FY2008 by FY2011, something The Heritage Foundation calls unsustainable and a path to bankruptcy.
Every generation in America…until this one…has endeavored to deliver a better quality of life, and an improved nation to our children. For the first time in our country’s history, we have failed in this challenge.
Alaska will be unable to fund 100 percent of the PERS obligations until 2034, according to an evaulation by a consulting firm. Rising salaries are creating a larger liability according to officials.
After an independent review of Alaska’s public retirement systems revealed more than $24 billion in unfunded liabilities, state officials said the steady annual increases in debt were caused by a combination of unhealthy markets and rising health care costs.
(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.
(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 […]
(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.
(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>
(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.