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Stories by Michael Busler

Michael Busler, Ph.D. is a public policy analyst and a Professor of Finance at Stockton University where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Finance and Economics. He has written Op-ed columns in major newspapers for more than 35 years.

Wasserman-Schultz: Unable to define Socialist vs. Democrat

If Democrats continue to advocate for more government control, more government intervention, less personal freedoms and more government ownership, then it is no wonder that Chairperson Schultz could not explain the differences between Democrats and Socialists.

Gravity Payments $70K minimum salary: Employees quit, company may fold

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2015 − Four months ago, Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price decided to pay every one of his employees at least $70,000 per year. The move was widely hailed in the media as an idea whose time has come. But the actual results for this credit card processing company have been that experienced employees ...

Hillary’s capital gains tax plan would be a disaster

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2015 − Last week, 2016 Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton proposed raising the tax on capital gains upward from its historical rate of 15 percent to a maximum of 43.4 percent. The rate would decline as the time the investment is held increases,so that, if the investment is held for a total of six ...

Paul Krugman’s feeble justification for big government

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2015 − In his July 23 New York Times column, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman makes a feeble attempt to justify even greater increases in federal government spending. He says this action is necessary and based on a “resurgence” of economists who follow the Keynesian view on government fiscal policy. This resurgence is led by ...

Obama’s ‘lack of opportunity’ economy causes U.S. problems

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2015 — Most of America’s economic problems can be directly traced to President Obama’s policies, which have directly resulted in a prolonged period of virtual economic stagnation characterized by economic growth rates barely above normal population growth rates. This is the stark reality of Obama’s “lack of opportunity” economy. When Obama was sworn into office as president, ...