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  • Newt Gingrich: 8 of the GOP idea man's more unusual ideas

    Newt Gingrich: 8 of the GOP idea man's more unusual ideas

    Newt Gingrich is a big ideas guy. Ask anybody. Some of the ideas end up working, like the one a couple of decades ago that the Republican Party could actually take control of the House after 40 years of Democratic rule. Others are a little out there. An elaborate system of space mirrors to light highways? Check. Say what you will, but at least the former House speaker – and now the clear front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination – has a fertile imagination. Here are some of his more unusual ideas.

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    The Fair Pay Campaign plans to target colleges and the White House over the issue of unpaid internships. Who benefits most, the intern or the company?

  • Unpaid internships spawn suits. Are they on their way out?

    Former unpaid interns are suing at least four employers for back pay. A recent federal ruling involving the movie 'Black Swan' could bolster their case.

  • Fear Itself

    Ira Katznelson has produced an exceptionally engaging and thoughtful account of the New Deal era.

  • Paycheck Fairness Act up for Senate vote

    Paycheck Fairness Act aims to aims to strengthen the Fair Labor Standards Act's protections against paycheck inequities based on gender. The Paycheck Fairness Act is up for a Senate vote Tuesday.

  • Opinion What Mitt Romney should be saying to women voters this Mother's Day

    Polls show Mitt Romney trailing President Obama among women voters. This Mother's Day, to close the gender gap Romney will need to do more than flag Obama's failed economic record. He needs to push policies that appeal to women, like more workplace flexibility and better child care.

  • Celebrity chef Mario Batali to serve up $5.25M to restaurant workers

    Renowned chef Mario Batali and his business partner have agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit brought on behalf of workers at eight New York restaurants. Tip-skimming was one allegation.

  • Newt Gingrich: 8 of the GOP idea man's more unusual ideas

    Newt Gingrich: 8 of the GOP idea man's more unusual ideas

    Newt Gingrich is a big ideas guy. Ask anybody. Some of the ideas end up working, like the one a couple of decades ago that the Republican Party could actually take control of the House after 40 years of Democratic rule. Others are a little out there. An elaborate system of space mirrors to light highways? Check. Say what you will, but at least the former House speaker – and now the clear front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination – has a fertile imagination. Here are some of his more unusual ideas.

  • Do we really need a minimum wage?

    The Circle Bastiat Do we really need a minimum wage?

    If minimum wage were eliminated, the only jobs that would be affected would be ones that overpay unskilled workers

  • Firms squeeze the workweek

    Firms squeeze the workweek

    The rise of four-day weeks promises energy savings and more productivity, but only in some cases.