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Fighting poverty by embracing abstraction

By Marvin Olasky
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Poverty | The war of words concerning the funding of SNAP—the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, aka “food stamps”—is a perfect example of why I teach…

Dollars and Sense: All eyes on Congress

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | A busy week. Even though this past week was shortened by the holiday, it was nonetheless pretty busy. On Tuesday, it looked like things were getting off to a…

Job killer

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Movement to raise the minimum wage will have unintended consequences

Dollars and Sense: News just good enough to fuel the rally

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | July ends strong. We ended the month this past week on a high note for all three major stock indexes. For the month of July, The Dow Jones Industrial Average…

Labor disabled

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | A drop in the unemployment rate doesn’t mean more Americans are working

Automatic employment

By Daniel James Devine
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Business | Manufacturers say robots and automation, far from hurting workers, can save American jobs in the face of global competition

Where servants have higher salaries than their masters

By Marvin Olasky
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Government | What if the Downton Abbey servants had higher incomes than the Crawleys? That’s the looking-glass world of Washington, D.C., where “public servants”

Dollars and Sense: January was sunny, but ominous clouds loom on the horizon

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | January ends. The first month of the year is behind us, and from the stock market’s perspective it was a good month. The Dow was up 5.8 percent for the…

Signs and Wonders: Jobless Spaniards, defunding Scouts, Dollar settlement, Henry’s 100th

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Drain in Spain. The economic news in the United States has been pretty good lately. The Dow and the S&P 500 are at five-year highs. This week, the number…

Signs and Wonders: Hannity ratings drop, debt ceiling, minimum wage hikes, spirituality

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Ratings reversal. Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity predicted a Mitt Romney landslide in the presidential election. When that didn’t happen, Hannity’s…

Armadillo thoughts

Armadillo thoughts

By Marvin Olasky
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Government | While living in Texas for two decades I saw lots of dead armadillos. They learned, too late, that the middle of the road is not the safest place. Maybe…

No entitlements

By Cal Thomas
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Economy | SINGAPORE—While the U.S. unemployment rate "dropped" to 7.7 percent last month—a figure even The Washington Post acknowledged was due "… in large part…

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