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Here’s Why N.Y. Lost Amazon’s HQ2 … Hint, It Wasn’t Because Of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Business Un-Friendly: Amazon’s decision to pull the plug on the New York half of its “HQ2” shows just how inhospitable the state has become to businesses. Even a $3 billion sweetheart deal couldn’t overcome its toxic economic environment. There’s a lesson here. X Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been running around claiming credit for Amazon’s […]

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President Trump: Why Not Propose a Truly ‘Green’ New Deal?

Hidden in President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address last week — and practically uncommented upon — was the seed of a revolutionary political platform. X “An amazing quality of life for all of our citizens,” the Chief Executive mooted, “is within reach.” President Trump defined that “amazing quality of life” in part as […]

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Rogue Bank Regulators Need To Stop Treating Bankers Like Pirates

One of the more memorable lines from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is when the evil Capt. Barbossa, confronted with the fact that he’s breaking the sacred Pirate Code, points out that, “The Code is more what you call guidelines, than actual rules.” X This was a clever line in an action-comedy, but it’s no joke when the same […]

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Amazon Delivers A Lesson: Low Taxes Are The Best Sweetheart Deal

Ever since Amazon’s breakup with New York on Valentine’s Day, dejected Mayor Bill De Blasio is complaining that corporations shouldn’t be able to play off one local government against others for tax breaks. “I don’t think it’s really fair to pit city against city and state against state,” De Blasio whined like a jilted suitor. […]

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$15 Minimum Wage Sparks A Jobs Recession In New York

X Economics 101: When Amazon pulled out of New York, the loss of 25,000 future jobs made headlines. What isn’t making headlines are the thousands of jobs being destroyed right now thanks to the city’s new $15 minimum wage. Over the past four years, the minimum wage for New York City restaurants that employ more […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has A Serious Billionaire Problem

Redistribution: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says billionaires are immoral. She also thinks the U.S. should be more like Sweden and Norway. So she wants more billionaires here? X Democrats have recently discovered a new threat to the American way of life: billionaires. An interviewer recently asked socialist Ocasio-Cortez: “Do we live in a moral world that allows […]

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The True Lessons Of Amazon’s Tax Bill And The Refund Ruckus

Jay: “What do they call it when everything intersects?” Sam: “The Bermuda Triangle.” — Sleepless in Seattle X Sometimes events come magically together to provide what Modern America calls a “teachable moment.” That opportunity could be here on taxes — if our populace and political class could spot the true lessons behind some recent sensational […]

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Are Democrats Offering Economic Policies, Or Pipe Dreams?

As Democrats swing left, it becomes increasingly difficult to imagine what their triumph in the next election would mean for America. The presidential candidates endorse a variety of far-reaching proposals that, if adopted, would represent the largest expansion of government since Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. The added federal spending, taxes or deficits could total hundreds […]

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SEC Should Address Retail Investor Concern Over Proxy Advisors

Like many retail investors I have found low-fee passive investments such as index funds highly attractive. Pioneered by the late Jack Bogle, these products give investors the ability to own a diverse portfolio of stocks at an affordable cost, in the process delivering financial prosperity for millions of Americans. X However, the benefits conferred by […]