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Common Sense

Economic claims overlook industry

April 30, 2014

The New York Times reported April 22 the U.S. was tied with Canada for highest median income, at $18,700, in 2010. Canada appears to have surpassed us at this point. The sad part is this number has been...

The Fed is Yellen for less spending

By Dylan Maloney April 9, 2014
The new Chair of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, has already found herself in trouble because of a speech she made March 19.

Bad finances indicate EU ruin

By Dylan Maloney March 26, 2014

The United States is pushing for the European Union to impose economic sanctions on Russia for its incursions on Ukraine. But the real question here is not whether the EU should impose sanctions, but whether...

Corruption fuels Venezuelan riots

By Dylan Maloney March 5, 2014

As the world is captivated by the events unfolding in Ukraine, it seems mainstream news has forgotten about another nation, Venezuela. Students in the country are demanding free speech and have led the...

No recovery seen in jobs report

By Dylan Maloney February 19, 2014

The Fiscal Times called the January jobs report, released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “strike two,” as it was the second month in a row with disappointing growth in the labor market. The report...

Tensions flare with Obamacare

By Dylan Maloney February 5, 2014

Those who watched President Obama’s State of the Union Address on Jan. 28 may have noticed his wonderful use of anecdotal evidence. The president used the story of Amanda Shelley, a single mother working...

No blame for rich in U.S. pay gap

By Dylan Maloney, Columnist January 22, 2014

Some of the strongest political movements in the West are founded on the perceived injustices of wealth inequality. This issue reemerged with the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ dismal December job report....

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