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New Department of Labor proposed rule ddressing calculation of employee’s regular rate of pay

For the first time in 50 years, the Department of Labor is proposing a rule to address the calculation of an employee’s regular rate of pay; an employee’s regular rate is used to determine the applicable overtime rate, and the … Continue reading

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The Lowered Corporate Income Tax Rate Makes the U.S. More Competitive Abroad

One of the most significant provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was the reduction of the U.S. corporate income tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent. Lowering the corporate rate was a pro-growth policy, and its … Continue reading

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No Proof Marijuana Legalization Increases Rate or Severity of Automobile Accidents

The obstacles to nationwide legalization of recreational marijuana are falling like dominoes. That worries a lot of people—especially many in the national and state legislatures—who fear Reefer Madness-like mobs of cannabis-infused urban zombies on the streets and the roads. Others—perhaps … Continue reading

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Hedging Against a Tax Rate Increase in an Obama Administration

The latest Real Clear Politics national poll gives Obama a 7.8 lead, and Greg Mankiw (Harvard University, Department of Economics) questions why the current Intrade market places a two-thirds probability on an increase in marginal tax rates in 2009: This… … Continue reading

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Why the Divorce Rate is Higher Among Sick Wives than Ill Husbands

The vows for marriage typically include staying together “in sickness and in health.” However, according to recent research, if the wife is the one who is ill, the bond might not be as strong. Sickness and disease can be hard … Continue reading

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