The Labor Force Participation Rate and It Trajectory–Why It Matters

by June Zaccone, Assoc. Prof. of Economics (Emerita), Hofstra University and member, NJFAC Executive Committee. Special Report 5 June 2015 If the LFPR were at its pre-recession level, the unemployment rate in September 2013 would have been 10.2% instead of 7.2%. The participation rate and its changes can lead to misleading conclusions about trends in… Read More The Labor Force Participation Rate and It Trajectory–Why It Matters

Trade Pacts vs. National Sovereignty

Timothy A. Canova The late Bill Dixon, a senior partner at the Rodey law firm in Albuquerque, was an expert on First Amendment law and defender of individual rights and liberties. Before his untimely death in 2003, Dixon also sounded the alarm about the growing use of international trade agreements to undermine our national sovereignty… Read More Trade Pacts vs. National Sovereignty

Seguro Social Versus Inseguridad Social

SEGURO SOCIAL VERSUS INSEGURIDAD SOCIAL Información Importante Sobre el Seguro Social Estando aun frescos los recuerdos de la Gran Depresión, el Presidente Franklin Roosevelt visualizó una Segunda Carta de Derechos Económicos que incluiría los siguientes: “El derecho a la atención medica adecuada,” y “el derecho a tener protección de la inseguridad económica de la vejez,… Read More Seguro Social Versus Inseguridad Social