Prevailing Wage Law Battle — Been There, Done That
(Thomas Mitchell/4TH ST8) Geoffrey Lawrence has penned an outstanding column for the Nevada Policy Research Institute website on Nevada’s insanely expensive prevailing wage law, using simple examples of how the taxpayer is gouged by this Depression Era anachronism. His example in the lede of the piece is about how a plumber in Mesquite might...
N&V Staff November 13, 2012
Reid’s Way to Increase Clean Energy ‘Demand’ Is Force Feeding
(Thomas Mitchell/4TH ST8) As per usual, Harry Reid’s tome on renewable energy projects in Nevada — “Playing to win in Clean Energy,” produced at your expense — leaves out as much as it tells. Harry touts SolarReserve’s Crescent Dunes project near Tonopah, which will use mirrors to reflect sunlight on a 528-foot...
N&V Staff March 13, 2012
Why Unemployment Persists: Part I
(Geoffrey Lawrence/NPRI) – Pundits and policymakers are easily perplexed by economic recessions and their most visible manifestation, unemployed workers. To these commentators, it is mysterious that labor unemployment remains high across the nation despite massive federal deficit-spending policies, financial bailouts and monetary easing. Here in Nevada, the official unemployment rate has remained...
N&V Staff August 5, 2011