The number of U.S. workers filing for unemployment last week was lower than in the previous two weeks and below what economists had expected. Nearly 1.2 million people filed for unemployment benefits during the week ending August 1, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. That an improvement of 249,000, or 20.75 percent, on the […]
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S. T. Karnick is a research fellow and director of publications at The Heartland Institute.
Articles by S.T. Karnick
U.S. economic output declined by an annual rate of 32.9 percent in the second quarter of the year, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. That is the largest quarterly decline in U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) ever recorded. Official U.S. government records of quarterly GDP are available only for the years 1947 and after. […]
’ve been watching Charles Bronson movies lately. I have no explanation for this extraordinary activity, except that a couple of them showed up on cable, which prompted me to explore some of his other movies on Amazon Prime. I had already seen most of Bronson’s crime films from the 1970s onward, but some lacunae remained. […]
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana—The downtown farmers’ market is a peacefully busy place on this warm, overcast Saturday morning in early September. A prosperous-looking middle-aged couple is listening intently as the young proprietor of a booth selling Alaskan salmon explains the great nutritional benefits of his product. Across the way, one of about a half-dozen buskers dotting the […]