Study: ACA to shrink labor market more than previously thought

In a new working paper from the Mercatus Center, University of Chicago economist Casey Mulligan projects that the Affordable Care Act will reduce weekly employment per person by 3 percent, or roughly 4 million full-time-equivalent workers. These new estimates are significantly higher than the 2.5 million reduction in labor supply … »

Pence: Solutions Come From the States – Not Federal Government

By: Indiana Governor Mike Pence  Over the last several decades, Washington has passed laws and promulgated regulations that diminish the ability of states to govern as envisioned by our nation’s founders. Meanwhile, across this great nation, governors are balancing budgets, reforming and reducing taxes, reducing the state regulatory burden and … »

States Should Reform Provisional Licensing Laws to Help Lower Recidivism

What do food preparation, auto repair and barbering have in common? They are among a number of professional occupations across the country that are often inaccessible to those with a criminal conviction. For those who want to rebuild their lives after serving time in prison, states must rethink their provisional … »

S&P and Income Inequality

Lately, left-leaning economists have been happy to jump on the popular bandwagon claim that income inequality is threatening potential for economic growth. Most recently, Standard & Poor’s (S&P) economic research division, Capital IQ, recently published a study arguing that income inequality is adversely affecting state economic growth and state tax … »