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OpenMarket: June 2013

  • Senate Bill: Better for Legal Immigration

    June 3, 2013
    Free market immigration advocates recognize that freeing up America’s legal immigration system creates economic benefits for Americans while simultaneously expanding their rights of association and contract. Increasing authorized immigration would also  help address illegal immigration by providing an outlet for potential legal immigrants who would chance coming to this country illegally simply because they have no realistic chance of winning the legal immigration lottery. For these reasons, conservatives and libertarians should judge the prudence of the Senate’s proposed immigration reform partly by how much it increases the availability of visas, particularly employment-based visas...
  • George Will on Ten Thousand Commandments

    June 3, 2013
    George Will's latest column highlights the main findings of Ten Thousand Commandments.
  • European Skepticism of Minimum Wage Falls on Deaf Ears in America

    June 3, 2013
    Spain's central bank—operating within the European country with the highest rate of unemployment—just recommended to the government in Madrid a suspension of the minimum wage in certain industries. The bank wants to remove the law from being a “barrier” to hiring lesser skilled workers. Say again? Our more left-leaning friends across the Atlantic just admitted that the minimum wage, a price floor for labor markets, creates unemployment. This simple economic logic is often denied by economists, pundits, and politicians in the U.S., and most recently by Barack Obama in pursuing his goal to increase the minimum wage to $9 per hour. With more than half of...
  • CEI's Battered Business Bureau: The Week in Regulation

    June 3, 2013
    61 new regulations, from Cotton taxes to endangered Hawaiian plants.

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