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How Louisiana’s Occupational Licensing Requirements Reduce Opportunity and Prosperity
Featured / Labor / Poverty

How Louisiana’s Occupational Licensing Requirements Reduce Opportunity and Prosperity

The burden of attaining an occupational license makes it harder for job seekers to enter the workplace. This results in fewer workers, and thus fewer options for consumers, which is the perfect environment for prices to rise.

Report Finds Louisiana’s Fiscal Health “Below Average”
Budget / Featured / Spending / Taxes

Report Finds Louisiana’s Fiscal Health “Below Average”

Louisiana’s fiscal health ranks 33rd best among the states and Puerto Rico, according to a 2016 report by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Commentary: Mercatus Pension Study Demonstrates Advantages Of Defined Contribution System
Labor / Spending / Uncategorized

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
Corruption / Featured / Liberty / Pelican Site Featured

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?
Labor

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.