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Prison Quotas Stall Policy Advancement

STEVEN VITALE — For more than a decade, the United States has had the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world. In order to provide some perspective, the natural incarceration rate in comparable countries is 100 prisoners per 100,000 people in the population; the United States has an incarceration rate of 500 prisoners per […]

The Proposal to Increase Federal Minimum Wage

KRISTEN SUSIK — President Obama is actively involved in promoting the proposed legislation to increase the federal minimum wage, the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013.  At a State of the Union address, President Obama indicated that a full-time worker earning the current minimum-wage did not earn enough money to fall above the federal poverty line. […]

The Return of Internet Gambling

CHAD PASTERNACK — In 2006, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (“UIGEA”) took the online gaming community by storm and made wagering on games of chance illegal. Subject to the definitions of the statute, which forbid games predominantly subject to chance, online poker ceased to exist legally in the United States, despite requiring skill. The UIGEA […]