S. T. Karnick

S.T. Karnick is the director of publications, a research fellow for The Heartland Institute, and the managing editor of Budget & Tax News.
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Ron Paul: Nobody Is ‘Fit’ to Be U.S. President

The U.S. government is too big and intrusive for anybody to manage it—not just the president but also the people as a whole, says former Congressman and presidential hopeful Ron Paul. Smaller, limited...

‘Rein in Governors Run Amok,’ Webinar and Study Advise Lawmakers

The lockdowns imposed by the governors of nearly all states have had enormous effects on the economy and people's liberties while serving the goal of "flattening the curve" in the spread of...

New Unemployment Claims Drop Below One Million

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to 963,000 last week. The improvement indicates stocks should continue their increase and complicates the negotiations on new stimulus proposals.

Unemployment Filings Decreased Last Week, Department of Labor Reports

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 previous week's number.

U.S. Economy Suffers Biggest Quarterly Decline Ever, Under Coronavirus Lockdowns

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....

Wisconsin’s Racine County Considers Sales Tax Hike

A proposal in play in Racine County in southeastern Wisconsin would enact a .05 percent sales tax—five cents on every ten dollars of purchases—and share half the proceeds with local cities, villages,...

State Budget Deficits May Bring on National Credit Crisis

With state budgets falling far into the red in the wake of the economic contraction caused by the coronavirus lockdowns, calls are increasing for the federal government to send more taxpayer money...

Iowa Occupational Licensing Reform Praised

Iowa's reform of its professional licensing laws is receiving good reviews. H.F. 2627 loosens government restrictions on professional licensing in the state. Key provisions include the following, reports KWQC-TV: · Allowing new Iowa residents...

U.S. Economy Adds Nearly Five Million Jobs

The U.S. economy added 4.8 million new jobs in June, with unemployment declining for the second month in a row. Unemployment decreased by 2.2 percentage points in June, to 11.1 percent. The number...

U.S. Debt Burden Is a Policy Choice, Not a Necessity, Analysts Argue

Writing for American Thinker, Heartland Institute Policy Advisors John Merrifield and Barry Poulson note that the long-term path for the United States throughout the first two decades of this century has been...

S. T. Karnick

S.T. Karnick is the director of publications, a research fellow for The Heartland Institute, and the managing editor of Budget & Tax News.

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Ron Paul: Nobody Is ‘Fit’ to Be U.S. President

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‘Rein in Governors Run Amok,’ Webinar and Study Advise Lawmakers

The lockdowns imposed by the governors of nearly all states have had enormous effects on the economy and people's liberties while serving the goal...

New Unemployment Claims Drop Below One Million

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to 963,000 last week. The improvement indicates stocks should continue their increase and complicates the negotiations on new stimulus proposals.

Unemployment Filings Decreased Last Week, Department of Labor Reports

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 previous week's number.

U.S. Economy Suffers Biggest Quarterly Decline Ever, Under Coronavirus Lockdowns

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...

Wisconsin’s Racine County Considers Sales Tax Hike

A proposal in play in Racine County in southeastern Wisconsin would enact a .05 percent sales tax—five cents on every ten dollars of purchases—and...

State Budget Deficits May Bring on National Credit Crisis

With state budgets falling far into the red in the wake of the economic contraction caused by the coronavirus lockdowns, calls are increasing for...

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Iowa's reform of its professional licensing laws is receiving good reviews. H.F. 2627 loosens government restrictions on professional licensing in the state. Key provisions include...

U.S. Economy Adds Nearly Five Million Jobs

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U.S. Debt Burden Is a Policy Choice, Not a Necessity, Analysts Argue

Writing for American Thinker, Heartland Institute Policy Advisors John Merrifield and Barry Poulson note that the long-term path for the United States throughout the...