Dear Speaker Ryan, I write to you today to ask about why the Jones Act amendment proposed by Rep. Gary Palmer and the reasonable minimum wage exceptions were left out of the Puerto Rican assistance act (PROMESA). If the purpose of the fiscal rescue bill was to aid the Puerto … [Read more...] about An Open Letter to Speaker Ryan About Puerto Rico
To the President of Brown University, I read with interest your recent commitment to increasing diversity at Brown University spending $100 million over the next 5-7 years in order to hire 60 more faculty members is an immense undertaking. You wrote, “Many of the efforts … [Read more...] about Brown University and Diversity?
My friend Fred Smith over at Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) wrote a nice piece on the subject of income inequality. Smith discusses the common beliefs and untruths of the topic, reminding us that "to the extent that inequality is a problem, it is because people are kept … [Read more...] about Smith: What CEOs Should Be Saying About Inequality
Congressman Dave Brat wrote a stunning Op-ed in the Richmond Times Dispatch ("Immigration is killing Americans' job prospects") in which he blames immigrants -- both legal and illegal -- for the current anemic economy. Rightly citing “meager job growth” and “stagnant wages” as … [Read more...] about Dave Brat Gets It Wrong on Jobs and Immigration
Let me be perfectly clear: I am no fan of Denny Hastert. He should suffer the consequences of his deplorable actions. However, let me also be perfectly clear that I am equally horrified at the machinations of the justice system in this particular case. Unfortunately it is … [Read more...] about Denny Hastert’s Justice and Injustice