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Minimum Wage Hike Hasn't Worked Out Well For British Youth

Minimum Wage Hike Hasn't Worked Out Well For British Youth

Europe might hold a lesson for the United States as President Obama and Democrats continue to push for a minimum wage hike. Via Uneconomical, a UK economics blog, it seems as though the Brits are having problems with a weak job market for young workers, despite relatively strong growth among other demographics, and some are

Margaret Thatcher, Great Britain's Iron Lady, Has Passed Away

Margaret Thatcher died in London last night after a stroke. She was 87 years old. In addition to being Great Britain’s first, and only, female Prime Minister Thatcher was, along with America’s Ronald Reagan, part of a rare moment in modern political history. A moment when two of the world’s superpowers were governed by outspoken

Universal Background Checks Are A Good Way To Deny A Lot Of People Their 2nd Amendment Rights

One of President Obama’s gun control proposals announced after the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary (though a proposal which wouldn’t have done anything to stop that shooting) is universal background checks for all gun exchanges except those between relatives. This would close the so-called “gun show loophole” in existing background check requirements, but really

In Great Britain 60,000 Patients Die Per Year Thanks To Government Cost Saving Measures

Earlier this week I wrote about a study which concluded that the government could make health care, and health insurance, cheaper for Americans by instituting price controls. I noted that this would give us something akin to the “death panels” Sarah Palin talked about, and was ridiculed for bringing up. But what other term but

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