Free the Wage

By December 1st, 2016, 9:00 EDT

In recent years, the minimum wage has been a charged, polarizing, hot-button issue in American politics. It has also attracted significant attention in economic research, as advocates and opponents alike attempt to measure its effects on employment, prices, and poverty. The effect of the minimum wage on employment is especially significant, and it stands out in public polling on the …

 

Thousands of Families Benefit at Back to School Events by The LIBRE Institute

By September 1st, 2017, 15:29 EDT

For Immediate Release September 1, 2017 Media Contact: Brian Faughnan, 202-805-1581 or Wadi Gaitan, 202-853-4433 (Washington, D.C.) – In recent weeks, the staff and volunteers of The LIBRE Institute – in cooperation with local partners – offered back to school events in a number of cities around the country. At events in states like Florida, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada and Virginia, thousands …

The LIBRE Institute Hosts Workshop for Small Business Owners

By August 28th, 2017, 16:07 EDT

Media Contact: Brian Faughnan, 202-805-1581 or Wadi Gaitan, 202-853-4433 (Reno, Nevada) – The LIBRE Institute announced today that it will partner with the Latin American Chamber of Business to host a free workshop on credit management and utilization for small business owners in the Reno area. Event Info: The workshop will offer attendees an opportunity to network, and to hear from business …

Media Advisory: The LIBRE Institute Hosts Freedom Dinner in Charlotte

By August 28th, 2017, 15:46 EDT

For Immediate Release August 28, 2017Media Contact: Brian Faughnan, 202-805-1581 or Peter Brito, 703-407-5976 Media Advisory: The LIBRE Institute Hosts Freedom Dinner in Charlotte (Charlotte, NC) – The LIBRE Institute is presenting a Freedom Dinner on August 29th featuring guest speaker Daniel Garza, President of The LIBRE Institute. The event is a celebration of the recent graduates of the free English as a …

Latino Families in New Mexico Should Reject the Status Quo and Demand More School Choice

By August 4th, 2017, 14:24 EDT

Hispanic families – and all families in New Mexico – desperately need more educational options than the traditional public schools. And while other states around the nation have been enacting various forms of school choice, from tax-credit scholarship to education savings accounts, New Mexico has been falling behind when it comes to providing the neediest students with a way of …

 

The Truth About Four Common Charter School Myths

By July 21st, 2017, 10:08 EDT

Charter schools have a bad rap. There are several misconceptions about charter that may cast a negative light on what is really a positive opportunity for families, teachers and students. As part of The LIBRE Institute’s initiative in Colorado, we are trying to spread the truth about school choice. Below is a fact-checked list of some of the most popular …

 

Hispanic Jobs Report June 2017

By July 12th, 2017, 16:48 EDT

Despite the promises of “stimulus” spending, low interest rates, and the trillions of dollars added to our debt, the U.S. economy has barely improved and Hispanics are suffering because of it. Each month we’ll gather the latest unemployment facts and illustrate that not only is our status quo not working – it’s detrimental to the Hispanic community and the nation …

 

Gallup Survey Shows Americans See Benefit of Immigration

By July 7th, 2017, 14:35 EDT

For Immediate Release July 7, 2017 (Washington, D.C.) – According to a recent survey by Gallup, a plurality of Americans believe that immigration is more beneficial than damaging to the United States. Gallup found that 49 percent of Americans believe immigrants help the nation’s economy by providing low-cost labor, against just 40 percent who say they hurt the economy – a flip …

Readers’ best comments: $15 an hour will leave more unemployed

By July 7th, 2017, 14:32 EDT

Media Contact: Brian Faughnan, 703-678-4581 or Wadi Gaitan, 202-853-4463 Seattle’s $15 an hour minimum wage is being implemented, and as free market advocates warned would happen, the bad news just keeps rolling in. Hispanics, young people and those without a high school diploma are all more likely to face reduced job prospects as a result of minimum wage hikes. In fact, as the minimum …

Minimum Wage Hikes Mean Smaller Paychecks for Seattle Workers

By July 7th, 2017, 12:09 EDT

Demands for minimum wage increases are growing around the country. Several cities around the nation have raised their minimum wage, claiming the hikes will help low-income workers.  Seattle, WA, raised their minimum wage to $13 an hour last year as part of their plan to increase it to $15 over the next few years. But despite their good intentions, Seattle’s …

 

Informe del Mercado Laboral Hispano de Junio del Año 2017

By July 1st, 2017, 16:52 EDT

A pesar de las promesas de un gasto público para crear “estímulo” económico, las bajas tasas de interés y los miles de millones de dólares añadidos a la deuda, la económico de los Estados Unidos apenas ha mejorado y los hispanos están sufriendo a causa de ello. Cada mes recaudaremos los datos de desempleo más recientes y demostraremos no sólo …