Vance Ginn
Vance Ginn
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Typhoon Haiyan's Hidden Costs

Government aid and rebuilding efforts after the destruction in the Philippines cannot magically create economic growth.

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The One Reform Texas Needs More Than Anything

To increase economic efficiency and reduce the tax burden on Texans, the Texas Legislature should reform the state and local tax system by eliminating costly property taxes.
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Why the New Job Report is Bad News For Millennials

Although the U.S. Jobs Report indicates the labor market looks better for some groups, 16 to 24-year-olds face dismal job prospects.
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BLS Unemployment Rate: What Texas Can Teach the Nation

Last Friday, the BLS's state employment report reiterated Texas' job growth dominance. Don't mess with Texas job growth.
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Number of Uninsured Americans in Texas Could Make it a Model For Health Care

The media like to argue that Texas has a terrible record for those without health care coverage, but they do not tell the whole story.
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California's Minimum Wage Increase Will Hurt the People It Is Meant to Help

California's minimum wage hike will likely impact those who are hurting the most already and send entrepreneurs packing.

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This Graph Sums Up the Scary Truth About Our Economy

The labor market remains depressed four years into the economic recovery. We need a substantially different policy approach.
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6 Myths About Income Inequality in America

Income inequality is a term that depicts the frustration between unequal distributions of income. I explain how these claims of income inequality are myths.
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Why Gas Prices and Gold Prices Are Not Always Correlated

Although historically there have been periods when there has been a relationship, there are many periods since 1986 when the movement of these prices diverged.
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The Fed and Ben Bernanke Are Ruining the Economy

The economy is struggling to grow to help suffering Americans. Policymakers should take a step and reassess what problems they are creating.
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Jobless Rate Ticks Up, But Read the Data Before Listening to the Political Rhetoric

Today's mixed unemployment report will give all political parties talking points, but let us attain the facts to see through rhetoric.

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Texas GOP Primary Results: Ted Cruz Will Win, Ushering in a New Conservative Wave

Many consider this Texas race to have national implications because the newcomer and Tea Party Conservative, Ted Cruz, is likely to beat an established politician.
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Milton Friedman Turns 100: Honoring His Legacy of Liberty and Limited Government

Few individuals have changed the national debate about the role of government more than Milton Friedman. On what would have been his 100th birthday, I commemorate his contributions to liberty.
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GDP Growth: Obama Presides Over Second Slowest Economic Recovery Since World War II

After numerous "stimulus" efforts, the economic situation remains dismal.
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Dark Knight Rises Review: Christopher Nolan Illustrates the Need for Welfare Reform

The scene where Bruce Wayne continues to fall down into the prison, until he decides not to use the rope as a harness for support, is a metaphor for the need of new welfare reform in America.
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Obama Tax Plan is a Call to Punish Success

Recently, President Obama changed the debate about raising tax rates on the rich by stating, "You did not get there on your own." This rhetoric further divides the nation and solves nothing.

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Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion: Why States Should Opt Out

The Supreme Court's ruling that states can choose whether to expand Medicaid is one positive out of a number of problems with the President's health care bill.
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How Government, Not Capitalism, Is Causing Income Inequality

There are many misconceptions about the causes of income inequality. The primary cause is the government and the cure is to get the government out of the way.
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Why We Need Tax Reform

As the Super Committee meets to reduce future deficits, reforming our tax system should be a national priority.
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Rick Perry's Energy Plan is Good For Growth

Rick Perry's recently released energy plan is a nice change from Obama's failed policies.