Monthly Archives: January 2012

Public/Private compensation

There seems to be a great interest in comparisons of government employee compensation with workers in the private sector. These comparisons are often difficult because public- and private-sector workforces differ in education, occupation, and experience—all factors that affect compensation. A … Continue reading

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On deficits and imbalances

There has been much talk about state deficits lately, much of it misleading. What makes the discussion confusing are the many “deficit” numbers out there. Understanding those numbers can help taxpayers cut through the rhetoric and get to the truth. … Continue reading

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On jobs

In the wake of Governor Walker’s state of the state speech and Representative Barca’s Democratic response, it’s hard to know what to believe about job creation or loss. In terms of the numbers, both sides are basically right. However, they … Continue reading

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