Saturday, March 15, 2014

Dealing With Unemployment: Successful Programs in Germany as a Model?

Glen Hutchins at the New York Times
examines Germany's success in dealing with unemployment at
Work Like a German
"There is a consensus to be won here: Liberals should get behind reforms that incentivize work, and conservatives should back the required government spending."
Take a look.

Young Republicans in the USA Tend to be "Free Market" on Economic Issues and "Libertarian" on Social Issues

At the New York Times, Jonathan Martin writes that Young Republicans Find Fault With Elders on List of Social Issues.

The world is necessarily changing in our information age and young people are not only better informed than ever, but as a result have different value systems than their elders.

Politicians of all nations should be careful in following "old guard" ideas that may well be greatly in conflict with the "will" of coming younger generations.

Problems and Dangers Facing Ukraine's East European Neighbors

The problems and dangers faced by the new democracies of Eastern Europe
are analyzed at the Wall Street Journal by Milan Racic (), CEO of Indium, a Croatia-based management-consulting and business-development company,


Lessons in Democracy for Ukraine's Neighbors.

Hat tip to CaryGEE.

Legality of March Madness NCAA Basketball Championship Tournament Pools and Contests

How about the legality of those pay-to-enter NCAA March Madness basketball tournament contests or pools?

Professor Marc Edelman has a very timely piece at Forbes, headlining that Free March Madness Contests Are Generally Legal, But Pay-To-Enter NCAA Tournament Pools Are Not.

However, as Edelman writes, who's complaining?

This is one of those areas where the letter of the law is normally not enforced, but don't take our word for it.

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