Ever since the new estimates from the U.S Census Bureau showing that both Louisiana and the City of New Orleans have lost population for the first time since Hurricane Katrina, there have been plenty of questions as to why. Luckily for us, more government data paints a crystal clear picture for the reason people are…
The American economy is growing and growing strong. More than a decade after the financial collapse and great recession, the American economy continues to grow at an impressive rate. The most recent economic report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis continues to reflect this reality, showing a growth in the American economy of 3.4 percent.…
In Restoring the Right to Earn a Living: A Common-Sense Solution to Occupational Licensing Job Barriers, Goldwater Institute Director of National Litigation Jon Riches examines the burdens inflicted by onerous job licensing requirements in Louisiana. And for many Louisiana job-seekers, it’s a pretty grim situation. “For too many professions, occupational licensing requirements do not exist…
The proposed Labor Department budget for fiscal year 2013 includes money for 35 new investigators to dig through business records and go after employers and employees who contract independently.
Unemployment remains a major concern throughout the state of Louisiana and the nation as a whole. While the jobs situation in Louisiana is somewhat better than the national average, the unemployment rate for working-age teens (16-19) is astronomical and bodes ill for the future of Louisiana’s youth.
THE PELICAN INSTITUTE is offering up this five-point guide to understanding the Unfunded Accrued Liability, from how it originated and what kind of impact it’s having to national trends and possible solutions.
‘A defined contribution system is one no longer supported by taxpayers, but, rather by the responsible investment choices of individuals.’
In August, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), in partnership with Crossroads GPS, launched the Big Labor vs. Taxpayers Index, which measures the power and influence union bosses wield in each state.
Louisiana is beset with some of the most economically damaging regulations that flow out of Washington D.C, according to industry representatives and public policy analysts. They cite anti-energy policies, union favoritism and ObamaCare mandates as the primary culprits.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu has requested limited removal of seniority privileges from consideration in city lay-offs, and the local chapter of the Service Employees International Union is unimpressed.