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Lack of Confidence in Obama’s Handling of Ebola Could Sicken Economy

Lack of Confidence in Obama’s Handling of Ebola Could Sicken Economy
As the stress level for Americans rises because of the known cases of Ebola in the U.S., it takes me back to November 2002 when I was often visiting and working in Hong Kong. That’s when an outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) broke out in the Guangdong province of China, which borders Hong Kong.

Little was known about SARS, and it didn’t help that the People’s Republic of China (PRC) discouraged its press from reporting on SARS and ...

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Who’s Really Waging the War Against Women?

Who’s Really Waging the War Against Women?
For years, Democrats have accused Republicans of waging a war against women.But women are starting to take notice that the Obama administration has been no friend to women. This was brought home recently when the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated that a record number of women —55.6 million — ared 16 years or older are not participating in the labor force.

Is it any wonder that President Obama’s approval rating among women is below 49 percent? This is a big ...

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Ignoring Vocational Schools Ignores a More Prosperous Future

Ignoring Vocational Schools Ignores a More Prosperous Future
I came across a fascinating article in The Wall Street Journal recently that reported that due to Germany’s aggressive promotion of vocational schools and skills training, the German unemployment rate for young people is below 8 percent.

Contrast that to a new report that one in four Americans aged 24 to 54 aren’t working. That’s an unemployment rate of 25 percent. For our teenagers it is even much higher.

That’s a tragedy. But at the root of the problem is nothing ...

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Disrespecting Business Success Goes Global

Disrespecting Business Success Goes Global
I thought that America under the Obama administration was the only government that actually tries to prevent businesses from making money. Through an onerous tax system, oppressive regulations, an ill-conceived energy policy and a lack of banking options, American entrepreneurs are castigated for succeeding and making a profit.

The exceptions, of course, are companies that give big donations to Obama’s Democratic Party.

But China has mastered the art of not only diminishing successful companies, but also jailing their owners.

A small news ...

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In Defense of the Ex-Im Bank

In Defense of the Ex-Im Bank
The good news is that it looks like the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank will be reauthorized for the short term. The bad news is that it is widely misunderstood, to the detriment of small businesses and entrepreneurs.

To complicate things the Ex-Im Bank is a misnomer. It has nothing to do with imports and is not a bank. It provides loan guarantees to private banking institutions on behalf of American exporters. It also provides credit insurance. Everything it does, it does ...

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