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 …

 

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 …

 

Informe del Mercado Laboral Hispano de Mayo del Año 2017

By June 1st, 2017, 11:56 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 …

 

Hispanic Jobs Report May 2017

By June 1st, 2017, 11:25 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 …

 

Census Bureau Release Sheds Light on Latino Vote

By May 17th, 2017, 18:04 EDT

Report by The LIBRE Institute Closely Predicts Final Number (Washington, D.C.) – According to figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau, the turnout rate for Latino voters in 2016 declined slightly from 2012, falling from 48 percent to just 47.6 percent. Because of growth in the size of the Latino population overall, the total number of Latino voters increased to …

The LIBRE Institute Completes Financial Literacy Month Event Series

By May 1st, 2017, 15:48 EDT

(Washington, D.C.) – Through the month of April – Financial Literacy Month – The LIBRE Institute held events in several states designed to promote financial literacy in the Hispanic community. These events educate Hispanics – and others – about personal budgeting skills that can help individuals and families build a more prosperous future. Our goal is to help Latinos understand the options they …