Growth and development
An economic analysis from the CED has discredited the two main arguments the Nevada Resort Association has used and continues to use in support of a broad-based business tax.
Some of Nevada's most powerful interests have secretly fought broadening Nevada's job base.
Federal housing money is plagued by lack of payment and restrictive rules.
Contrary to what William Epstein and William Thompson of UNLV assert in their May 2 Las Vegas Review-Journal opinion column, there is no shortage of tax revenue in the Silver State.
According to the Urban Mobility Report, from Texas A&M's Texas Transportation Institute, the average commuter in Las Vegas will face 30 hours of traffic delays over the course of a year - almost an entire work week wasted in traffic. As Nevada continues to grow, congestion and pollution problems will mount unless the increasing demand for road capacity is met.
Nevada's redevelopment agencies spend hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars subsidizing private developers, which increases the tax burden on citizens and fosters corruption. There is a better way to encourage redevelopment.
After more than 200 years, Americans still believe in individual freedom, and so socialism has remained a dirty word. The political Left has worked diligently to rebrand socialism in America, and thus it has gone by many names. Today, opportunistic politicians, illiberal academics and economically illiterate journalists are once again trotting out old myths to breathe new life into an idea that should be long dead.
Ropchai Premsrirut, former assistant professor of economics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, explained recently in the Las Vegas Sun how he believes he is doing his part to prevent unemployment – namely, by not quickly ending the hemorrhaging of a money-losing restaurant he recently took over.
Las Vegas Sun publisher Brian Greenspun this week turned his normal column space over to a former assistant professor of economics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Ropchai Premsrirut, who focused on creating jobs in a shrinking economy.