Kartel Policy – A through M

Desperate for Cash, Venezuela Gives Putin Control of Oil Assets

Venezuela is handing over unprecedented control of its state-owned oil assets to longtime financial backer Russia in an effort to stave off insolvency and economic collapse. Battered by civil unrest that threatens to become a total political meltdown, the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro …

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Image credit: Ken Wolter, Shutterstockvia Defining IdeasThe Damore memo struck a nerve because its analysis is largely sound.  Continue Reading....

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View Crew Baffled Over Texas Campus Carry Law

Recently, ABC’s ‘The View’ had a discussion on the Texas law that allows students who are licensed to carry firearms who do so on public college campuses and universities. The law went into effect last year, but community colleges were given an extra year to …

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Trump-Endorsed Immigration Bill Would Save Taxpayers Trillions

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump endorsed the RAISE (Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment) Act introduced by Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and David Perdue, R-Ga., a bill to reform the merit-based immigration system and limit low-skill immigration. Low-skill immigration is very costly to U.S. …

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Add Homebuilders to the List of Industries Hurt by Tariffs

New data show that protectionism is taking a toll on the confidence of homebuilders. Last month, homebuilder confidence hit its lowest reading since November 2016, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market. The Index fell two points from 66 to 64, …

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IRS Rehires 213 Employees Ousted for Falsifying Documents, Avoiding Taxes, Other Offenses

The Internal Revenue Service rehired 213 employees who ducked taxes, falsified documents, were convicted of theft, or made unauthorized use of taxpayer data, an inspector general’s report says. The Office of Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, which also first discovered the IRS’ targeting of …

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Sons Of Wichita

Analysis and Commentaryvia EconLogOn my vacation, which is coming to an end, the first book I read was Daniel Schulman’s Sons of Wichita. It’s subtitled “How the Koch Brothers Became America’s Most Powerful and Private Dynasty.” Written by an editor of Mother Jones, Sons of Wichita is, in my …

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Charlottesville

Image credit: istockAnalysis and Commentaryvia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)My memory is a little hazy, but I’m pretty sure the first time I heard the term “Nazi” was when I was nine or ten and watching the “Blues Brothers” on TV. All I remember is that the …

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The Real-World Impact Of Regulatory Reform

Image credit: istockFeaturedvia TownhallOn the campaign trail last year, Donald Trump vowed repeatedly to cut and limit federal regulations that threaten to kill jobs and restrict economic growth. So far, he’s made good on that promise. Continue Reading....

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Missouri State Students Petition for Day Off to Watch Solar Eclipse

College students at Missouri State University petitioned the university to give them a day off of classes so they can see the solar eclipse. Really? Really: Students are demanding that Missouri State University cancel classes for an entire day so they can get a slightly …

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