At the same time Obamacare has created an expanded federal role in health care, “enlightened” social democracies in Europe are looking toward market-based solutions to meet the twin challenges of accommodating consumer flexibility and choice while containing high costs.
U.S. Chamber Blog
U.S. Chamber Blog
Last fall, Dan McNichol, author and infrastructure expert, packed up a beat-up 1949 Hudson and hit the road for his Dire States tour. When we caught up with McNichol during his tour-ending stop in Washington, D.C., he shared with us what motivated him to drive across the country and back, what he saw, and what he learned.
Despite leading the nation five consecutive times on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), too many Massachusetts students are not graduating from high school prepared to join the knowledge-based workforce upon which the Commonwealth’s future prosperity depends. That's why the Massachusetts business community overwhelmingly supported the adoption of the Common Core State Standards four years ago.
Conservatives have become some of the most persuasive advocates for fixing our broken immigration system.
Shortly after I started hiring, I was introduced by one of my larger clients to my local Workforce Investment Board (WIB) in Florence, South Carolina. I have not regretted it for a moment. But, unfortunately, WIBs in other communities are lacking, and Congress must fix them.
Shale oil development has helped North Dakota have the lowest unemployment of any state.
Last week, EPA went down a path that could discourage investment in the United States. The Washington Post reports that the agency is proceeding to issue a “preemptive veto” on the Pebble Mine near Bristol Bay, Alaska:
If oil and natural gas export barriers were removed, U.S. energy abundance could play an important role in stabilizing world energy markets during times of instability and global uncertainty.
With President Obama issuing his trade policy agenda for 2014, we thought we’d join the discussion by sharing the U.S. Chamber’s international trade and investment priorities for the year ahead as well.
Anyone who thinks that the federal government isn’t getting much done must not be paying attention to the growing onslaught of regulatory activity. Federal agencies are churning out 4,000 new regulations a year. We might even congratulate them on their efficiency and output if the actual outcomes weren’t so bad, so often.