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FAST FIVE: Bernie's (Latest) Boondoggle

He wants massive increases in taxes, spending, and regulation, but even he doesn't openly advocate government ownership of factories. Then again, there probably wouldn't be any factories to nationalize if Sanders was ever successful in saddling the nation with a Greek-sized public sector. Does the federal government have the managerial competence to oversee Read more…

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FAST FIVE: The American Dream Is Dead

The Gini coefficient is a number between 0 and 1, where 0 represents perfect equality and 1 perfect inequality (one person has all of the country's income) Now a lot of us can cope with that if there are good chances of improving our situation. Well since 1979, all of the income Read more…

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FAST FIVE: Mystery Of The Missing Wage Growth

Submitted by Jessica Rabe of DataTrek Research If the unemployment rate is at a 17-year low, then why does wage growth remain so tepid. As the labor market continues to post a solid number of jobs added each month, perhaps employers are having trouble finding qualified workers that still need Read more…

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