Obama Abandons (Private) Labor – November 18, 2011
The decision by the Obama administration to "delay" building the Keystone XL pipeline is a watershed moment in American politics. The implication of a policy choice rarely gets more stark than this. Put simply: Why should any blue-collar worker who isn't hooked for life to a public budget vote for Barack Obama next year?
Green Jobs – April 26, 2011
Many activists and politicians promise to improve economic performance through government spending on “green jobs.” Economic theory and empirical evidence from Europe both suggest that such efforts are unlikely to strengthen the economy.
Cuba to Cut State Jobs in Tilt Toward Free Market – September 17, 2010
"Cuba will lay off more than half a million state workers and try to create hundreds of thousands of private-sector jobs, a dramatic attempt by the hemisphere's only Communist country to shift its nearly bankrupt economy toward a more market-oriented system."
Improving Quality of Life Through Telecommuting – October 6, 2009
Senior Fellow Wendell Cox, an international transportation expert, finds that in Canada, Saskatoon has more telecommuters than any other metropolitan area as a percentage of its working-age population, at 1.5%. Next in line are Vancouver and Edmonton tied at 1.1%.
Media Release - Improving Life from Telecommuting – October 6, 2009
Spurred by advances in information technology, especially the spread of broadband services, telecommuting is already the fastest growing mode of getting from home to work.
The Green-Jobs Engine That Can’t – March 3, 2009
If green-job claim sounds too good to be true, it's because they are.
Climate Change Adviser Ross Garnaut Branded A 'Wacko' by AWU President Bill Ludwig – February 11, 2009
"The AWU can't accept companies accessing taxpayers' money to get through the needed environmental change process, then turning around and campaigning for my members to take pay cuts," he said.
Poverty Policies Tend to Impoverish – September 12, 2007
The poor suffer the most collateral damage when policy is designed for the few, not the many.