Posts Tagged ‘Mercatus Center’

Commentary: Mercatus Pension Study Demonstrates Advantages Of Defined Contribution System

Commentary: Mercatus Pension Study Demonstrates Advantages Of Defined Contribution System

‘A defined contribution system is one no longer supported by taxpayers, but, rather by the responsible investment choices of individuals.’

Louisiana the Most Over-Governed State in the South

Louisiana the Most Over-Governed State in the South

A sophisticated analysis of freedom across state lines finds Louisiana the least free of the former confederate states and in the bottom third of the nation.

Commentary: Where Are All the Jobs?

Commentary: Where Are All the Jobs?

Kate Martin, of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, examines why unemployment has remained so high for more than two years. She believes a stable economic and political environment, rather than deficit spending, would foster job growth through greater employer confidence and certainty.

New Study: Stimulus Spending No Cure for Louisiana’s Unemployment

New Study: Stimulus Spending No Cure for Louisiana’s Unemployment

U.S. unemployment marches on as Mercatus Center finds no relationship between stimulus spending and employment While the latest claim from the White House is that the Recovery Act has generated or saved 3.6 million jobs, recent research fails to find a connection between stimulus projects and unemployment. In the case of Louisiana, the unemployment rate [...]

Panel Warns the States on Forthcoming Crisis

Situation is dire, but options are available By Daniel M. Rothschild A panel of leading academic experts and policy makers issued a warning to states last week: your unfunded pension liabilities are larger than you think, and they must be addressed now.