Updating an Annual Tradition: Arguing Economics at the Dinner Table

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By Josh Bivens, Economic Policy Institute Last Thanksgiving I wrote a blog post in the “how to argue with your relatives at Thanksgiving” genre, providing some hard numbers for people who didn’t want to let their conservative relatives spout nonsense about economics with impunity at the holiday...
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New Rules Will Make Your Thanksgiving Dinner Safer – in a Couple of Years

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By Ronald White, Center for Effective Government As you plan your Thanksgiving dinner menu, stop and give thanks for new rules issues by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on November 13th just in time for our uniquely American holiday dedicated to feasting. The rules mean the Food Safety...
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Raise Wages, Improve Conditions for Poultry Workers

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By Roger Kerson, United Steelworks As Americans from coast-to-coast prepare for Thanksgiving, worker advocates are calling on CEOs of America’s largest poultry companies to raise wages, improve safety conditions and guarantee fair treatment for workers who help feed millions of American...
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What’s on the Labor Department’s Regulatory Agenda?

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By Katie Weatherford, Center for Progressive Reform Late last week, the White House released its fall 2015 Unified Agenda—the semi-annual report on regulations under development or review by each federal agency. As usual, and therefore, of little surprise, this latest agenda spells delay for a...
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