Labor and Wages

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The Swedish Welfare State Leads to Poor Immigrant Assimilation

Labor and Wages

Blog7 hours ago

The welfare state has impaired immigrants' success in integrating into and contributing to the Swedish economy.

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Why the Quota System Is One of the Worst Ways of Regulating Immigration

Labor and WagesProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog08/15/2018

Historically, US immigration policy limited rejection and deportation to those deemed to be either criminals or incapable of supporting themselves economically. The modern quota system takes a far more arbitrary approach.

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Governments Have Destroyed Housing Affordability in Many Places — But Some Refuges Remain

Labor and WagesPoverty

Blog08/10/2018

Although they're not stylish places according to wealthy coastal elites, many metro areas in the United States still contain a lot of affordable housing.

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Government Worker Napped Three Hours Per Day for Four Years

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages

Blog08/04/2018

The average California state government worker earns 23 percent more in total compensation than their similarly skilled and educated private-sector counterpart.

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"Sweatshops" Are Like Lifeboats for the Poor — Don't Sink Them

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyLabor and Wages

Blog08/02/2018

The answer to why people continue to work in such deplorable conditions is pretty simple: they don’t have any other options.

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Can France Really Welcome All the World's Poor?

Cronyism and CorporatismLabor and WagesPoverty

Blog07/30/2018

The dominant immigration narrative in France ignores the importance of free trade, freedom in employment, and the importance of voluntary charity.

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The Minimum Wage Doesn’t Do What You Think It Does

Labor and WagesLegal System

Blog07/28/2018

We should stop asking if workers deserve a “living wage” and start asking if the minimum wage actually helps workers obtain one.

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Three Economics Lessons I Learned from My Dad

The EntrepreneurLabor and WagesProtectionism and Free TradeValue and Exchange

Blog07/25/2018

Business owners understand that the key to prosperity is to reduce costs and deliver more goods to the customer. Wage workers, however, often want higher prices in order to "protect" their jobs.

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The Military Is a Jobs Program — for Immigrants and Many Others

Labor and WagesTaxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog07/12/2018

The US military has long acted as a jobs program, for both citizens and non-citizens alike. It's time to cut it all back. 

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PC and the Bureaucratization of the Economy

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages

Blog07/11/2018

Profit-oriented business organizations that demand political conformity in the workplace are mimicking government agencies, and we must turn to Mises's book Bureaucracy for guidance.

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