More than 200 academics signed onto a public letter calling on governments to eschew economic growth in order to plan for a “post-growth economy” based on wealth redistribution.
Just 50 employees receiving a modest, average $10,000 in combined federal benefits would require your company to send the IRS an extra half-million dollars a year.
The gap between those not working and the need to fill jobs in Vermont is expanding. At the current rate of economic activity, we need to fill nearly 11,000 jobs per year just to stay at our current levels. Filling that void is imperative, and we must begin now.
Filings for unemployment benefits in the U.S. last week fell to the lowest number in nearly five decades, further evidence of a tight labor market and expanding economy.
American newspapers, their workers, and readers dodged a protectionist bullet last week when the U.S. International Trade Commission unanimously blocked the Trump administration from imposing tariffs on Canadian newsprint.
The changing of the seasons means that the leaf peepers are on their way — and that is a good thing for the state economy. All of those visitors are looking for the unique experience that only Vermont’s foliage can present.
Why do millennials, who live their economic and social lives on their phones and participate more in the free market internet economy than anybody else, increasingly support socialists who would end or limit the opportunities that do so much to improve their lives?
President Donald Trump called a new, preliminary deal with Mexico “the U.S.-Mexico Trade Agreement,” announcing Monday that he had kept a campaign promise to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Vermont Democratic nominee for governor Christine Hallquist is in favor of economic growth, at least in theory. In practice, economic growth takes second fiddle to higher taxes.
Maybe this means Scott, and Dustin Degree, can celebrate the above gains a little less loudly. Decades of negative economic policies will take years to unwind, and a lot of work to undo what’s been done to Vermont.
Record low unemployment numbers are starting to take a toll on the health of Vermont’s small-business sector, say business and labor experts in the state.