Showing posts with label population. Show all posts
Showing posts with label population. Show all posts

Walter E Williams: Sloppy Language And Thinking

Words mean things.      George Orwell said, "But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought." Gore Vidal elaborated on that insight, saying, "As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate." And John Milton predicted, "When language in common use in any country  ... MORE

James Hall: Undeniable Social Security Demographics

The math does not add up.      What are the consequences for Social Security in an economy where fewer and fewer workers have a job? Add in the tax burdens that come to comply for Obamacare coverage and it is difficult to see where all the needed new employment will come from to keep funding the government Ponzi scheme? Government    ... MORE

John Stossel: Gentrify!

There goes the hood. No matter what you do, modern liberals will tell you you're wrong. For decades, liberals complained that American society is segregated because rich, white people don't want to live in ethnically mixed neighborhoods. Sometimes, liberals had a point. From the 1930s to 1960s, as rich white people moved into New York City, urban   ... MORE

Ali Meyer: 92,898,000 Americans Are Not Working

Labor force participation hovers near 37-year low.  The labor force participation rate hovered between 62.9 percent and 62.7 percent in the eleven months from April 2014 through February, and has been 62.9 percent or lower in 13 of the 17 months since October 2013.  Prior to that, the last time the rate was below 63 percent was 37 years ago,  ... MORE

Michael Barone: Mexican Migration May Be Over

A historical view. Is mass migration from Mexico to the United States a thing of the past? At least for the moment, it is. Last May, the Pew Hispanic Center, in a study based on U.S. and Mexican statistics, reported that net migration from Mexico to this country had fallen to zero from 2005 to 2010. Pew said 20,000 more people moved to Mexico from the      ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Is Demography Destiny?

If only they embraced small government principles. Some media pundits see in the growing proportion of non-white groups in the population a growing opposition to the Republican Party that will sooner or later make it virtually impossible for Republicans to win presidential elections or even to control either house of Congress. But is demography destiny?    ... MORE

Drug Sentences Driving Federal Prison Population Growth

by Phillip Smith.     In a report released Wednesday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that growth in the federal prison population is outstripping the Bureau of Prisons' (BOP) rated capacity to house prisoners and that the bulge in federal prisoners is largely attributable to drug prisoners and longer sentences for them. That growing     ... MORE

Record Set By Doctored Data, Not U.S. Temperatures

by James M. Taylor.   “Americans just lived through the hottest 12 months ever recorded, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Tuesday,” according to the May 15 Los Angeles Times. Which begs the question, what does “recorded” mean? To most people, the hottest temperatures ever “recorded” would imply that quality controlled  ... MORE

Eddy Dlfenbein: 100 Million Americans Without Jobs

The national unemployment rates gets lots of attention, and lately more attention has been paid to the workforce participation rate since more Americans have given up looking for a job, but we can also see that an astounding 100 million Americans don’t have jobs. Specifically, these are people who are part of the civilian over-16 non-institutional      ... MORE