Category Archives: Welfare & Pensions

Brain Hubs and the Case for Labor Mobility

Over at The American, Nick Schultz has posted an interview with Enrico Moretti, an economics professor at UC Berkeley and the author of “The New Geography of Jobs“. Moretti’s thesis is that new jobs and opportunities are increasingly clustered around ‘brain … Continue reading

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The Time-Bomb Keeps Ticking

The Wall Street Journal recently carried an essay by David Wessel, author of the forthcoming book, “Red Ink: Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget”. It provides an excellent breakdown of the budget crisis looming over the federal government. Perhaps … Continue reading

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The so-called War on Poverty

An interesting post from the Cato Institute’s Dan Mitchell on the latest poverty stats in the US. Apparently poverty was declining in the US until LBJ launched his “war on poverty” which dramatically increased the scope and scale of the … Continue reading

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Why do so many jobs go to foreign-born workers?

When work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith suggested that British employers should hire British workers rather than relying on foreign labour, he was attacked by business leaders. And rightly so. It’s not as though our employers are hiring immigrants … Continue reading

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Freedom Forum 2011: How to make the crisis work for liberty

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Dalrymple on the Big Society

Theodore Dalrylmple is spot on about the ‘big society’ in today’s Daily Express: THE Big Society is a bad name for a sensible idea: namely that citizens should not rely upon the State and its bureaucracies for their own welfare. … Continue reading

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