The Rule of Law Index: 2017-2018

The World Justice Project (WJP) has published the results of an ambitious and challenging project to rank the world’s nations according to their effectiveness in achieving the “Rule of Law”. For the study year, the United States ranks #19, down one rank from last year. It’s always important to understand the methods and criteria used Read More …

“Low Cost” Immigrant Labor – Not So Cheap After All

One of the biggest reasons our political leaders and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce support illegal and visa-based (H1B) forms of immigration is that it is purported to keep labor costs low, and fill job positions “Americans won’t do”. A further motivation is to supplement declining native birth rates to provide more taxpayers to cover Read More …

Data Integrity and Election Recounts

Updates below the fold. With all of the controversy swirling among both Republicans and Democrats on the recounts underway in Florida and Georgia, I feel that there is something important missing from the debate. Democrats are screaming “Every vote must be counted!” while Republicans yell “Voter fraud!”.  The real question is one of data integrity. Read More …