Economics 101: When more low-skilled refugees are accepted, more low-skilled Americans see their wages decrease

We asked previously why we should bring in 110,000 Syrian refugees when we already have a too-high U-6 unemployment rate. Now this from The Wall Street Journal: What Happens to Wages When Refugees Arrive? More Than You Might Think An influx of refugees can hurt the economic prospects of natives with similar skills, but benefit …

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Of course the United Nations is irrelevant! It's run by idiots

Utterly laughable! International Day of Peace 21 September “Let us all work together to help all human beings achieve dignity and equality; to build a greener planet; and to make sure no one is left behind.” — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 …

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Maybe this is how a socialist country fights obesity?

From The Washington Post: In a hungry Venezuela, buying too much food can get you arrested The Washington Post | Mariana Zuñiga, Nick Miroff | September 15, 2016 BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela – The hunt for food started at 4 a.m., when Alexis Camascaro woke up to get in line outside the supermarket. By the time he …

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Why bring in 110,000 refugees when we can’t take care of all of our own people?

We have previously noted that the ‘official’ U-3 unemployment rate of 4.9% is really a bogus statistic, and that the U-6 unemployment rate of 9.7% is a far more accurate indicator. In August of 2016, the “participation rate”1 in the labor force was 62.8% of the eligible population; that was lower than any August of …

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Kim Jong-un blows up another hole in the ground

From The Wall Street Journal: North Korea Conducts Fifth Nuclear Test The test, which came hours after Obama wrapped up a trip to Asia, signaled a challenge for his successor By Alastair Gail and Carol E Lee | Updated Sept. 9, 2016 5:40 a.m. ET SEOUL—North Korea conducted a fifth nuclear test hours after President …

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Single-payer health care is just so wonderful!

From The Telegraph: Obese patients and smokers banned from routine surgery in ‘most severe ever’ rationing in the NHS By Henry Bodkin • 2 September 2016 • 10:00pm Obese people will be routinely refused operations across the NHS, health service bosses have warned, after one authority said it would limit procedures on an unprecedented scale. …

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And people seriously think that Hillary Clinton is fit to be Commander-in-Chief?

Via Donald Douglas: House GOP Report: Intelligence Officials Pressured to Alter Reports on ISIS Analysis skewed to make U.S. campaign against ISIS look more successful, report says Defense Department officials were pressured to skew their reports on the military campaign against the Islamic State, making it appear more successful than “was warranted by facts on the …

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The case for Carly Fiorina

From Paul Mirengoff on Powerline: A case for Carly Fiorina Our friend Dave Begley has been running the rule over the Republican presidential field as it passes through Council Bluffs, Iowa and other venues not far from Omaha, Nebraska where Dave resides. We are proud to have featured his excellent reports on Power Line. Now, …

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