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The young and the liberal

The 2012 presidential election campaign was framed as a choice between a former governor who knows how to get the economy producing good jobs (the Romney line) but is unacceptable in character and experience (the Obama line), and a sitting … Continue reading

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One reason why liberal economic policies haven’t led to a strong recovery

For every economically beneficial project funded by “economic stimulus spending,” there is at least one economically wasteful project … such as the $423,500 of federal funding spent studying “barriers to condom use” as part of President Obama’s “economic stimulus” program. … Continue reading

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Growth: The new Conservative vision?

The Weekly Standard recently posted a pair of articles about the need of the GOP to craft a policy and political agenda centered on “growth.” The authors focus on economic growth, but they focus on how that growth improves opportunities … Continue reading

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What a liberal ‘economic recovery’ feels like

Technically, the so-called “Great Recession” ended in June 2009. So does it feel like an “economic recovery” to you? Fortunately for many Utahns – in part due to the generally conservative public policies put in place by Utah policymakers – … Continue reading

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Interim Day at the Legislature: Utah’s energy economy

Energy production and development (especially fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas) are valuable parts of Utah’s economy, according to a report that the governor’s energy adviser gave to the Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Interim Committee. The … Continue reading

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In context, liberal economic policies are still killing jobs

When considering what the dismal economic facts and realities of today mean for liberal economic policies and liberal thinking in general, one criticism I have encountered is a lack of consideration of the economic context in which those policies were … Continue reading

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Prospects for a humming future in the Beehive State

A recent publication by the Gallup organization is the latest to suggest a humming future for the Beehive State. In “Utah Poised to Be the Best U.S. State to Live In,” Dan Witters reports that the state leads all others … Continue reading

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Liberal economic policies are killing jobs (part 2)

As a follow-up to a previous blog post about how liberal public policies on a federal level are contributing to the pitiful number of job opportunities for low- and middle-income families since the end of the recession in 2009, here’s … Continue reading

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Big government, big business are 2 sides of the same coin

Conservatives are often accused of being the friend of Big Business because of their support of free markets. The irony of this argument, however, is that in reality it is Big Government – the child of most liberal policies – … Continue reading

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Liberal economic policies are killing jobs

A conservative blog recently looked at data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on the “employment-population ratio” (EPR), which measures the percentage of America’s working age population that is actually employed – a good measure of the strength of the … Continue reading

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How marriage affects the economy

Marriage and Eco Well BeingWhat do personal choices regarding marriage have to do with the economy? Quite a bit, according to a number of studies. Take a look at this report, a synthesis of recent research regarding marriage and the … Continue reading

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Capitol Daily Video: Gov. Herbert on private sector job creation

  On Wednesday evening, Governor Gary Herbert delivered his 2012 State of the State address. Watch the report below to find out what part of his speech impressed us most. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-BjQWHC_A0

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Strengthen Marriage, Strengthen the Economy

  Ruth Marcus, an opinion writer at the Washington Post, recently wrote: “[Marital] decline isn’t just a social problem. It’s also an economic problem.” Recent trends in marriage have shown higher marriage rates for college-educated, high-income individuals and lower marriage … Continue reading

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Cutting through the red tape

  Has the size and intrusiveness of government got you singing the holiday blues? You’re not alone. Fortunately the state has seen the writing on the wall and has proposed a list of changes to regulations in order to lighten … Continue reading

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Government-created jobs? Pure fiction

  Jobs are a hot topic in politics these days. President Barack Obama is pushing his jobs plan; his Republican challengers are wrangling over who can create the most jobs; and Governor Gary Herbert has announced a goal to see … Continue reading

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