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“The Economy of the Past Is Over.” But What Comes Next?(3)

August 20, 2014

So, Virginia faces a $2.4 billion projected budget shortfall, which Governor Terry McAuliffe blames largely on defense funding cuts mandated by sequestration. Surprise, surprise. We’ve seen this train wreck coming for years. Some have seen it more clearly and shouted about it more loudly than others. Now it’s here — the slowing economic growth, the […]

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The Export Import Bank Benefits All Americans

When high-spending politicians are plunging our children deeper and deeper into debt and when government regulations and taxes are strangling our businesses, driving them overseas, why are so many good conservatives wasting time and resources circling the Export-Import Bank like a pack of wolves hungry to kill it? Why are we attacking a small federal […]

Job Market Remains Sluggish

The national labor market continues to slowly improve, but so many people with work experience are still seeking jobs. This is making it another tough summer for high school and college students who want to work as well as new college graduates entering the workforce. Making matters worse, the mounting debt that college graduates are […]

Cancel The Ex-Im Bank This Year

(George Allen wrote a column run by the Jefferson Policy Journal on June 5, 2014 and this column by Tim Carney offers the other side of this debate.) Subsidizing exports benefits the subsidized exporters. That doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. This summer and fall, we’ll see a serious debate over an 80-year-old federal agency […]

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