Mar 10, 2019

Should Government Ban Lightbulbs? An Economic Case for Free Trade

Americans benefit enormously from trade. Trade gives us access to a multitude of high-quality goods and services at affordable prices, and more markets for U.S. producers to sell their products…

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Mar 08, 2019

Putting U.S. Employment Numbers in Context – February 2019

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the economy gained 20,000 jobs in February, a significant drop from the 311,000 jobs added in January, which was the largest…

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Mar 07, 2019

National Criminal Justice Month: The importance of pre-trial policy reform

This month marks 10 years since Congress officially designated March as National Criminal Justice Month. But the topic is just as important — if not more important — than it was in 2009. The…

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Mar 05, 2019

With Pennsylvania as the Example, More States Should Develop Clean-Slate Policies

After spending a significant amount of time in prison for a nonviolent felony, one Los Angeles man spent years trying to find employment. But, like so many other Americans, his criminal record…

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Mar 01, 2019

ICYMI: Business Insider: Koch Network Teams with the Society for Human Resource Management to Spur Second Chance Hiring

Mark Holden | Business Insider | Koch Industries is pushing companies to hire more ex-prisoners because it ‘makes economic sense’ “Criminal justice reform is a major step forward for our country. But society…

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Feb 28, 2019

The White House has Delayed the Latest Round of Tariff, but it Should Cancel them Entirely

The Trump administration was right to delay the next round of tariffs scheduled for March 2 — an increase to 25 percent from 10 percent on $200 billion of Chinese goods. The cost…

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Feb 28, 2019

2018 Q4: Economy Grew At A 2.6 Percent Rate (Initial Estimate)

This morning, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its initial estimate of gross domestic product (GDP) for the fourth quarter of 2018, and announced that the U.S. economy expanded at…

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Feb 25, 2019

Report Warns of ‘Tariff Turmoil’ Absent Sweeping U.S.-China Trade Deal

Arlington, VA – The Trump administration rightly delayed an increase in tariffs from 10 to 25 percent on March 2nd because it would devastate U.S. producers, workers, and consumers, according to a…

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Feb 22, 2019

First Step Act momentum fueling second-chance hiring 

For businesses these days, hiring is tough. There are some 7 million job openings across the country. And because the unemployment rate is hovering around 4 percent, the job applicant pool is…

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Feb 18, 2019

Trump Administration Should Avoid New Auto Tariffs, Freedom Partners Says

Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce renewed its opposition today to a tariff of up to 25 percent on imported vehicles, in light of news reports of a new Department of…

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