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Bad math: Corporate lobbyists, conservative think tanks hawk snake-oil economics for WA

Economist Arthur Laffer is touted as a go-to source of wisdom by conservative think tanks and corporate lobby groups in Washington state. But a recent report shows his economic prescriptions are more likely to hurt than heal our economy.

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy

Fair wages and healthy profits: Tapping the virtuous business cycle

Complaints about the minimum wage are a favorite refrain among so–called small business advocates like the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB). But their argument’s fatal flaw is the assumption that happier workers and higher profits are mutually exclusive. According to

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, Minimum Wage

How much longer can “the voice of small business” keep ignoring it?

The National Federation of Independent Businesses is ignoring survey results from its own members in order to oppose a minimum wage increase. The National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) has already been criticized for its opposition to the Affordable Care

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, An Inclusive Economy, Minimum Wage

Friday (Not) Funny: “Small business” lobby group ignores small biz POV on taxes

The National Federation of Independent Businesses calls itself the “voice of small business” as it argues against closing corporate tax loopholes and against higher taxes for millionaires. That’s odd, because 75% of small business owners say it harms their business

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Posted in An Inclusive Economy, Ending Corporate Tax Breaks
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