Archive for January 16th, 2013

Disincentives to Work Have Slowed U.S. Economic Growth

Wednesday January 16th, 2013   •   Posted by Carl Close at 12:53pm PDT   •   7 Comments

The 21st century has not been kind to the U.S. economy: the annual rate of GDP growth for the past 12 years, once all the data are available, probably will prove to be about half the 3.5 percent annual rate the country enjoyed from its founding to the late 20th century. One key factor…
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Big Brother Keeps Watching – But Not Necessarily Protecting

Wednesday January 16th, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 10:34am PDT   •   6 Comments

Federal authorities can continue to wiretap and conduct surveillance on non-Americans within the United States according to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) recently reauthorized by the U.S. Senate and earlier by the House. Senate majority leader Harry Reid said the measure was imperfect but necessary to “protect us from evil in this world.”…
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