private sector

JOBS JOBS JOBS!

Economists had forecast 200,000 nonfarm payrolls in February, according to a Bloomberg survey. They raised their forecasts Thursday after a report by the payrolls-processing giant ADP showed the private sector added 298,000 jobs in February, many more than expected.

Eric Cantor Abandons Constituents; Races to Big Money

Timothy P. Carney, Washington Examiner

For Cantor, quitting early doesn’t look good. Cantor gave up his majority leader job July 31, a sensible move, as a lame-duck. But then he immediately announced he wouldn’t serve as a rank-and-file member. It confirms the grassroots skepticism about Congress being full of self-dealers.

Low Taxes & Small Gov't: Why Texas is Booming

Alexis Garcia, Reason.com

“A state like this where you see so much growth and so much change…having a limited government apparatus on top of that and a robust private sector has been really good for us,” says Erica Grieder.