How much carnage?

Chronic screw-ups like minimum wage schemes suggest the blather about 'compassion' is bogus.

March 14, 2005 | by Steven Miller

Just how much damage do proponents of “compassion” get to inflict, anyway?

A Conspiracy against Excellence

Teacher union salary schedules reward the mediocre, penalize the talented

March 7, 2005 | by Steven Miller

Recent research has shown that teachers are by far the most important factor in student achievement—some 20 times as important as other factors, like class size or socioeconomic status.

What Prop 13 was really all about

The systemic problem faced by Nevada property taxpayers and others is political

January 13, 2005 | by Steven Miller

Deathly afraid that sky-high property tax rates in Nevada will trigger an historic tax revolt, members of the state’s tax-consuming class are clearly in a dither.

Culinary’s Sinister New Partner

Members of Nevada’s Culinary union have been merged into the Mob-dominated ‘Union from Hell’

November 22, 2004 | by Steven Miller

For many months now, members of Nevada’s Culinary union have been hearing from their union brass that this year’s merger with UNITE, the big needle trades union, was just what the doctor ordered.

The Invisible Victims

October 11, 2004 | by Doug French

A recent poll found that two-thirds of the respondents intend to vote for the proposed increase in Nevada’s minimum wage from $5.15 to $6.15 per hour on November 2nd.

Unfortunately, those who vote “yes” on Question 6 will be harming the very people that the initiative is supposed to help.

‘Incidental’ union violence

September 20, 2004 | by Steven Miller

Here’s a big surprise. Violence accompanied Nevada’s latest Teamster strike.

Pushing poverty

September 13, 2004 | by Steven Miller

Most Nevadans aren’t aware of it, but the Silver State has one of the lowest poverty rates in the country.

The Bad Faith Coalition

August 16, 2004 | by Steven Miller

See if you can spot a pattern here. The state AFL-CIO puts on the November ballot a proposed constitutional amendment. It describes this to the media as a measure to raise the minimum wage by a dollar an hour. Except that the fine print of the proposed amendment turns out to exempt companies from the law if they make a deal with Big Labor! Yes, the scheme would give labor union officials the legal power to permit union companies to hire new employees at rates below the new minimum wage. It’s an engraved invitation to mob-style union corruption.

Reds, Part II

August 9, 2004 | by Steven Miller

If you want to understand why the AFL-CIO brass made a hard-left turn in the 1990s, some closed-door remarks of federation President John Sweeney provide a major clue.

With Some Fava Beans

July 26, 2004 | by Steven Miller

It was in the film version of Silence of the Lambs that writer Thomas Harris’ unforgettable character, Hannibal Lecter, was introduced to the broader American public.

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