The main barrier to hiring an employee isn’t tax policy, regulatory policy, or even a recession...
The path beaten between the two political camps has been so harassed, pounded, and flogged that there isn't so much as a hint of a twig or tuft of grassy compromise growing from the bare and tortured rock.
[T]he American conservative has less in common with the Founding Fathers, who contended that the proper amount to take from the people was practically nothing, and more in common with Karl Marx.
At long last, it is time to turn the lights out on the organized labor movement born out of morass of progressive socialist era, corrupted by thuggery of organized crime, and enabled by partisan politics for the better part of the last 50 years.
For those that don't regularly deal in libertarian circles, the term "statism" is probably unfamiliar and has exactly the sort of eye glazing, niche political philosophy wonk ring that keeps libertarians perpetually at the fringes of the political culture, and they wouldn't be wrong.
By all objective measures, the economy generated fewer jobs in 2017 than the previous 3 years. This isn't political punditry, it's merely a statement of fact.