income inequality

The free market is fixing income inequality

Editors, Washington Examiner

All wages are rising, but the lowest wages are rising the most. Inequality is being mitigated not by regulations, mandates, or transfers but by the good old laws of economics. “Nonsupervisory workers,” which is to say the vast majority of workers, are seeing their wages rise faster than any time since the Bush presidency. This reduces income inequality. Yet the folks who emit the most carbon dioxide worrying about inequality have been quiet about the news. We think we know why. Workers are in high demand relative to the supply, and so employers have to pay them more. It’s not that employers have to pay them more because it’s the law. Employers have to pay more because the free market demands it.

The Good Economic News No One Heard About

A few weeks ago, the Census Bureau released the 2018 Income and Poverty in the United States report, but you probably didn’t see anything about it because it reported such positive results attributable to President Trump's economic policies. Instead the media focused on a meaningless measure of income "inequality."

Another Depressing Chapter Of Atlas Shrugged Comes Alive

There is really only one answer to The Business Roundtable “leaders” who have announced that they are expropriating their shareholders’ assets in the pursuit, not of profit, but to address imaginary social justice goals: Shareholders should go on strike, take their money to Galt’s Gulch and refuse to invest in companies that spend their money on anything other than wealth creation.

Compassion, Thy Name Is Theft

If government would stop dragging people down by their wallets, then those poor victims might just be able to pull themselves up by the boot straps.

Pope Francis Splits with GOP?

Kevin Cirilli, The Hill

According to the media, Pope Francis is increasingly driving a wedge between conservatives and the Catholic Church with his agenda, which mirrors liberals' calls to address income inequality and limit climate change.

The Politics of Poverty

Kevin D. Williamson, National Review

From the fiscal to the familial, conservatives have the right answers. 

Latest Exec. Orders To Keep Focus On War On Women Rhetoric

Dan Riehl, Breitbart

With Dems. needing to turn out their base in Nov. and women comprising a significant part of it, Obama's striving to keep the so-called War on Women meme alive with two new pay-based executive actions, the full details of which will be announced on Tues.

GOP Budget Aims to Help the Poor

Greg Richter, NewsMax

In a pre-emptive strike on Obama's own budget set to be released Tues., House Repubs. are releasing a report on Mon. as a prelude to their own version later this month. The GOP report is critical of the 50-year-old War on Poverty and proposes reforms to welfare and social programs.

Obama, Boehner to Meet On Immigration, Min. Wage?

Meghashyam Mali, Washington Examiner

Obama and House Speaker John Boehner will hold a closed-door meeting at 11:30 am at the White House Tuesday. A proposed immigration rewrite is high on the list of likely topics.

Obamas Posture on 'Income Inequality' While Skiing, Golfing

Caroline Schaeffer, IJReview.com

The Obamas truly think that because Barack is President, they can do whatever they want. They inconvenience Americans and spend taxpayer money without batting an eye – in the midst of the weakest recovery of the last 60 years. Why don't they dial back the extravagance, at least for awhile?

Opportunity, Not Entitlements, Is the Path Forward

Dr. Ben S. Carson, Washington Times

Obama is wrong that raising minimum wage will fix income inequality.

Levin: This Is Not the America The Framers Established

Real Clear Politics Staff

This president has created more poverty, more economic inequality, more economic dislocation, more crushing debt than any president in modern American history including Carter and Hoover.

Millionaire Obama Hates Income Inequality

Albert Merrick, TruthRevolt.org

The president readies his populist push despite personal affluence. Talk about hypocrisy! 

Obama Policies Haven't Helped Poor

Dave Boyer, Washington Times

Although Obama often rails against income inequality in America, his policies have had little impact overall on poverty. A record 47 million Americans receive food stamps, about 13 million more than when he took office.

Obama's Income Inequality Game

Matt K. Lewis, Daily Caller

The fact that his policies won't help -- and might hurt -- is really irrelevant.