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CRUISIN’ THE CARIBBEAN

Michael Kurth August 7, 2014 0

I don’t know what happened in the world in the past two weeks; Cathy and I have been cruising the Caribbean.  To paraphrase Kenny Chesney: No news, no politics, no problems … almost. The

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ON THE BRINK OF THE BOOM

ON THE BRINK OF THE BOOM

Michael Kurth May 6, 2014 0

By Dr. Michael Kurth   By now, pretty much everyone in Southwest Louisiana is aware that this area is on the brink of an economic boom of historic proportions: one that will transform our

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TIME TO REFORM OUR LABOR LAWS

TIME TO REFORM OUR LABOR LAWS

Michael Kurth March 5, 2014 0

The United Auto Workers union was dealt a stunning defeat last week when workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga rejected their bid to organize the plant. The vote was relatively close — 712

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CAN GOVERNMENT FIX THE GENDER WAGE GAP?

CAN GOVERNMENT FIX THE GENDER WAGE GAP?

Michael Kurth February 23, 2014 0

President Obama declared in his State of the Union address that “today, women make up about half of our workforce.  But they still make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns.  That is

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THERE AIN’T NO SUCH THING AS A FREE FEDERAL DOLLAR

THERE AIN’T NO SUCH THING AS A FREE FEDERAL DOLLAR

Michael Kurth February 7, 2014 0

Over the last half-century, the role of the federal government has greatly expanded. Washington is now deeply involved in elementary and secondary education, healthcare, housing, employment practices, the media, how we use our land

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RESORT COMING SOON ON THE CAMERON COAST?

RESORT COMING SOON ON THE CAMERON COAST?

Karla Wall February 7, 2014 0

Could Cameron Become The Next Kemah, Texas — The Next Hot Tourist Destination On The Upper Gulf Coast? • Compiled By Karla Wall A group called Cameron Answers, formed in 2009 as a “think

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THE MIDDLE CLASS: INCOME, WEALTH AND SOCIAL MOBILITY

THE MIDDLE CLASS: INCOME, WEALTH AND SOCIAL MOBILITY

Michael Kurth January 23, 2014 0

President Obama and the Democrats are fond of talking about the need for government to “build the middle class.” Building the middle class is an easy sell in America, because we are a middle-class

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LEGISLATING HIGHER WAGES: WINNERS AND LOSERS

LEGISLATING HIGHER WAGES: WINNERS AND LOSERS

Michael Kurth January 8, 2014 0

Fifty years ago, I was working after school as a “soda jerk” in a drug store when the minimum wage was increased to $1.25 an hour. I was pretty happy about it at the

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TOYS YOU WON’T SEE FOR CHRISTMAS

TOYS YOU WON’T SEE FOR CHRISTMAS

Michael Kurth December 21, 2013 0

Christmas is just around the corner, and Santas are making out their lists of toys and gifts. Here are some items I think would make great gifts. But you won’t find them on any

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DEMOCRATS ABANDON SINKING SHIP

DEMOCRATS ABANDON SINKING SHIP

Michael Kurth December 4, 2013 0

A month ago, Sen. Ted Cruz led a last-ditch effort by conservative Republicans to derail, or at least delay, the implementation of Obamacare. The Democrats protested that the Affordable Care Act was the law

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