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What is Minimum Wage: Its History and Effects on the Economy

  http://www.heritage.org/testimony/what-minimum-wage-its-history-and-effects-the-economy What is Minimum Wage: Its History and Effects on the Economy June 26, 2013 31 min read James Sherk @JamesBSherk Research Fellow, Labor Economics As research fellow in labor economics at The Heritage Foundation, James Sherk researches ways … Continue reading

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Far from NYC parade, Puerto Ricans to vote on island’s fate

http://nypost.com/2017/06/09/far-from-nyc-parade-puerto-ricans-to-vote-on-islands-fate Far from NYC parade, Puerto Ricans to vote on island’s fate By Danika Fears June 9, 2017 | 12:13am Thousands of Puerto Rican revelers clad in red, white and blue will hit the streets of New York City on Sunday … Continue reading

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How dependence on corporate tax breaks corroded Puerto Rico’s economy

http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-puertorico-economy Puerto Pobre How dependence on corporate tax breaks corroded Puerto Rico’s economy By Nick Brown Filed Dec. 20, 2016, noon GMT The island bet on multinational manufacturers, who bailed when the U.S. repealed a key tax incentive. Meanwhile, frustrated … Continue reading

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Where’s the Long-Term Plan for Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Crisis?

USA overall labor force participation rate 63% vs 40% in Puerto Rico because far more able-bodied people in PR are choosing not to work, instead choosing to live on welfare. http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2016/01/04/wheres-the-long-term-plan-for-puerto-ricos-financial-crisis Where’s the Long-Term Plan for Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Crisis? … Continue reading

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