Category: Conservative News

Productivity and pay are linked – A rising tide still lifts all boats – American Experiment

Arguments for redistribution rely on the idea that growth benefits only very few people. Research shows that to be untrue. A rising tide still lifts all boats. Productivity and pay are linked – A rising tide still lifts all boats – American Experiment Possibly the main debate in economic policy today is growth vs redistribution: who gets how much of the cake, or should we try to bake a bigger cake? Arguments in favor of redistribution have rested on the idea that growth – a bigger cake – benefits only very few people. This research shows that to…....

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Counterpoint: Article on CEO pay lacked balance, perspective – American Experiment

Peter Zeller’s Strib counterpoint responds to the paper’s completely uncritical puff piece on the left-wing Economic Policy Institute’s study on CEO pay. Counterpoint: Article on CEO pay lacked balance, perspective – American Experiment Creating value does not hurt the poor; it makes everyone richer. This counterpoint originally appeared in the Star Tribune on August 23, 2019. The Star Tribune missed an opportunity to achieve balanced reporting in “Worker pay stagnates as it soars for CEOs” (August 19). The article amounted to …...

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Should we worry about a ‘labor shortage’ or rising unemployment in Minnesota? – American Experiment

Over the last year Minnesota has added more people but fewer jobs that the nation as a whole. The number of Minnesotans not working – either unemployed or out of the labor force entirely – has risen, while it has fallen nationally. Perhaps it is time to refocus our attention away from the supposed ‘labor shortage’ and towards our growing unemployment problem. Should we worry about a ‘labor shortage’ or rising unemployment in Minnesota? – American Experiment Over the last year Minnesota has added more people but fewer jobs that the nation as a whole. The number of Minnesotans...

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