Kate Martin, of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, examines why unemployment has remained so high for more than two years. She believes a stable economic and political environment, rather than deficit spending, would foster job growth through greater employer confidence and certainty.
Kevin Kane discusses new research, “Louisiana’s Fiscal Albatross: The Coming Public Pension Crisis.” The report is the first in a four-part series on state employee retirement benefits, which account for the state’s unfunded liabilities and which Kane describes as a “ponzi scheme.”
Pelican Institute Report: taxpayers on the hook for billions of dollars in unfunded liabilities. Despite Governor Jindal’s national accolades, Louisiana is on course for fiscal catastrophe. Next year’s $2 billion shortfall is the tip of the iceberg.
Louisiana’s medical society reports doubling of hospital employment in four years, and as the profession ages fewer are set to work in private practice. “This signals the further decline in the free practice of medicine,” says Dr. Thomas Kendall Sr., a South Carolina spokesman for the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.
Libertarianism for dummies! (and a refresher for the rest of us!)
Speakers divided over viability of American constitutional solutions, despite Swiss success
As the U.S. House of Representatives approaches a repeal vote on ObamaCare, Michael Tanner used an op-ed in this morning’s Shreveport Times to correct what he believes are prevailing myths of the legislation.
This past week Elliott Adams of Louisiana’s Economic Development Department presented the state’s digital media tax credit to industry participants. Launch Pad, a start-up facilitator based in New Orleans, hosted the approximately 40 attendees who learnt of rebates as high as 35 percent of expenses.
This morning, 200 economists released an open letter to Congressional leaders calling for the health care law to be repealed and replaced.
In today’s Washington Examiner, Robert Bluey of the Heritage Foundation sounds the alarm over the loss of tax revenue usually drawn from drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.