How are jobs created?

In the wake of the financial crisis in 2008, there’s been a lot of bad economics floating around. Perhaps none is more prevalent in certain circles than the idea that rich people are job-creators; after all, when was the last time a poor person offered you a job? This entirely misunderstands our modern economic system. […]

The Ethics of Perception – Congress

The big news today is that conservative Ohio Senator Rob Portman has come out in support of gay marriage. Senator Portman supports gay marriage because he has a gay son. I’m glad that Portman has switched his position on this, but I’m frustrated that it is unlikely that he will broaden his perspective on other […]

Private Sector Growth, Public Sector Decline Under Obama

A quick look at private sector and public sector job growth under President Obama: This is employment since January of 2009. Since the end of the recession, private employment has bounced back, while government employment has continued to fall. (The spike in government employment in April of 2010 is the census, not the stimulus). In […]