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May 22nd, 2024 by

by Raymond J. Keating – A stagnating, skewing-older population, along with diminished labor force participation, are creating problems now, and will continue to do so into the future, for U.S. economy in terms of a tight labor market, and a diminished pool from which entrepreneurs can emerge. That is, unless policies change in a pro-immigration, […]

May 18th, 2024 by

by Raymond J. Keating – It’s hard to make the case that hyper-activism on the part of antitrust regulators in recent times is rooted in any kind of relationship to clear economic thinking or to economic reality. Recently, I listened to Lina Khan, who Chairs the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and I heard a great […]

May 16th, 2024 by

by Raymond J. Keating – When talking about trade, economists correctly highlight the benefits for consumers from free trade (that is, policies reducing governmental imposed costs on trade), including expanded choice and access to various products, increased competition, and lower prices. Those lower prices also mean that consumers have more dollars to save, invest, and/or […]

May 15th, 2024 by

by Raymond J. Keating –  The old saying about inflation continues to prove true. That is, once it has escaped, it’s hard to stuff the inflation genie back into the bottle. We’re seeing those challenges right now, as the latest Consumer Price Index report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that inflation persists […]

May 14th, 2024 by

by Raymond J. Keating – Many misguided assumptions continue to swirl in and around political and policy circles about large businesses, especially so-called “Big Tech.” Basic notions about business, consumers and the free enterprise system seem to be forgotten or ignored. For example, that businesses can only gain and keep market share by offering goods […]

May 6th, 2024 by

SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan, shared various key facts about how small businesses drive innovation, boost economic growth, and create jobs as a guest of This is Small Business, an Amazon podcast. Kerrigan was joined by Kylie Jiwon Hwang, Assistant Professor at the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, who provided insights on […]

May 6th, 2024 by

On April 26, SBE Council joined seven other business organizations in filing an amicus brief in support of the plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgement in CWI et al v. DOL on the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) final independent contractor rule. The case is currently pending in U.S. District Court before the Eastern District of Texas. The […]

May 4th, 2024 by

by Barbara Weltman –    The prevalence of remote work, which grew substantially during the pandemic, is obviously not going away. In 2024, 65% of companies offer remote work arrangements. This includes hybrid work—some hours at the company and some remotely. It’s well established that employees prefer to have remote work options, with 66% believing it should […]

April 27th, 2024 by

  by Raymond J. Keating & Karen Kerrigan – Political rhetoric about how much elected officials say they love small businesses is completely meaningless if reality makes clear that those same elected officials consistently push and impose policies that increase burdens and costs onto small businesses. That’s the glaring, unfortunate reality this National Small Business […]

April 25th, 2024 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Raymond J. Keating – In the latest “Business Employment Dynamics” report from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, the numbers on business establishment births point to a slowing, but levels remaining above their pre-pandemic levels. One of the most hopeful signs for our economy since the pandemic has been that new […]

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