Roger Pattison
Roger Pattison
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Janet Yellen and the Ongoing Myth of Fed Independence

Simply put: Yellen will cater to Wall Street.

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American-US Airways Merger Proves Bureaucrats Don't Understand the Economy

The DOJ recently filed a lawsuit stopping the merger of American Airlines and US Airways, a move that shows how government is in the business of picking winners and losers in the marketplace.

We All Could Be Living in a Black Hole And Not Even Know It

Could we all be living inside a massive black hole? Physicists are now turning to these enigmatic black holes for a solution to the mysteries of the creation of the universe.
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Immigration Reform 2013: The Piecemeal Approach to An Impotent Bill

Senate officials have voted to begin work on immigration reform. However, amendments are already being proposed that could ultimately leave the American people with a weak and costly bill.
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Bangladesh Factory Collapse 2013: 3 Ways to Prevent Future Disasters Like This

The backlash from the deadly Bangladesh collapse has been fierce. But what can actually be done to improve safety and not kill jobs that are desperately needed?

Mars One: Meet the Private Companies Dominating the Future Of Space Exploration

Purely, government-driven, space exploration is a thing of the past. However, private companies are stepping up to take us to where no man has gone before.

NASA Asteroid Mission: How Will Astronauts Lasso a Space Rock?

NASA announced a plan to capture an asteroid by 2019 and bring it into Earth's high orbit in the hopes of sending humans to explore it. Is this just the beginning of the next big push into space?
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5 Behind-the-Scenes Players You'd Never Suspect Are Pushing Immigration Reform

Pass or fail, an immigration reform decision will fall on our elected officials. However, there are powerful, backroom decision-makers who can ultimately shape the direction this country takes.
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Dow Jones Record High is the Result Of the Federal Reserve Manipulation

The Fed's prolonged expansionary monetary policy is leading to long run instability without solving our economic woes. Perhaps its time to hit the brakes and reevaluate our alternatives.
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Immigration Reform 2013: Obama, Senate Plans Both Questionable

The leaked White House immigration plan and the Gang of Eight's are eerily similar ... mainly because they're both duds.
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Climate Change: Are Government Preventative Measures Worse Than the Problem?

Average global temperatures are rising, but it is naive for world leaders to believe that they can rearrange the world economy to control world-wide temperatures. It's also quite dangerous.

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Immigration Reform 2013: Reform Will Promote Innovation in American Business

Current immigration law stifles innovation and progress. Companies in the tech, agriculture, and hospitality industries are clamoring for more foreign-born workers... and they are right to do so.
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Immigration Reform 2013: Gang Of 8 Plan Will Be Self-Sabotaging

The Gang of Eight's plans still don’t cope with the long-term, systemic issue of future undocumented workers entering this country.
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Immigration Reform 2013: Why is Amnesty Such a Dirty Word?

Many decision makers contend that amnesty for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States would be destructive. Here's why they're wrong.

Immigration Reform: Obama Talks Change, But Deported Half a Million People Last Year

Comprehensive immigration reform is not going to happen in 2013. Politicians are talking the talk but there's no grand bargain to be had.