Economy http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19171/all en Lefty Russell Brand ‘On a Mission’ to Expose Bankers ‘Who Killed Our Society’ http://mrc.org/articles/lefty-russell-brand-mission-expose-bankers-who-killed-our-society <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Far-left activist again tackles income inequality with new film despite $15 million net worth. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">A liberal worth $15 million crusading against the wealthy with a documentary. Now that’s comedy gold.</p><p dir="ltr">It’s also exactly what British comedian and left-wing activist Russell Brand has done by making <em>The Emperor’s New Clothes</em>, which was directed Michael Winterbottom.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/lefty-russell-brand-mission-expose-bankers-who-killed-our-society" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Economy 9/11 Truther actor Comedian Emperor's New Clothes movie Income Inequality Revolution book Russell Brand Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:40:50 +0000 julia.seymour 48728 at http://mrc.org 5 Absurd ‘Equal Pay’ Comments in Time for Bogus Holiday http://mrc.org/articles/5-absurd-equal-pay-comments-time-bogus-holiday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Left marks Equal Pay Day on April 14, in spite of debunked statistics. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr"><em><strong>Editor’s Note: Story contains graphic content and links to explicit video.</strong></em></p><p dir="ltr">Cherry blossoms are blooming and as sure as a springtime rainstorm liberals are repeating false claims that women make significantly less than men do for the same work. Why? Discrimination, of course.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for MRC Business at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/5-absurd-equal-pay-comments-time-bogus-holiday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Labor Media Politics averages Barack Obama careers cbs Chris Matthews college major earnings equal pay Equal Pay Day false statistics gender Gloria Steinem Jane Fonda Jericka Duncan Mika Brzezinski pay discrimination Sarah Silverman Scott Pelley Statistics wage discrimination wage gap Wages Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:36:49 +0000 julia.seymour 48671 at http://mrc.org Junk for Sale http://mrc.org/cartoons/junk-sale <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2431" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/BMI-Junk.jpg?1428672434" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">April 10, 2015 - 9:15am</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Economy Government American jobs cartoon economy Humor jobs junk Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:27:14 +0000 julia.seymour 48649 at http://mrc.org Media Ignore Alice As Face Of Unemployment http://mrc.org/articles/media-ignore-alice-face-unemployment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Forbes magazine contributor shares a letter from a highly-educated woman who still can’t find work. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Although <a href="http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/f70471f764144b2fab526d39972d37b3/Article_2015-03-05-US--Economy/id-a671f64052e04e51963b038cfc78e3c0">Associated Press</a> recently claimed the jobs situation in the U.S was looking “robust” and “healthy,” one South Carolina woman called that a “slap in the face.”</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for MRC Business at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/media-ignore-alice-face-unemployment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy Government Labor Media Politics AP Associated Press economy Employment employment situation face of unemployment forbes job search jobs picture long-term unemployed Underemployment unemployment Thu, 19 Mar 2015 18:12:41 +0000 julia.seymour 48495 at http://mrc.org NBC News Website Promotes Laissez-Faire ‘Confucian Capitalism’ http://mrc.org/articles/nbc-news-website-promotes-laissez-faire-confucian-capitalism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In spite of network’s bias against capitalism and free-market economics. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Confucius say surprising things about capitalism.</p><p dir="ltr">Even more surprising was the decision by NBC News to promote the video from sister network CNBC about “Confucian capitalism” and the Chinese philosopher’s laissez-faire views of economics, given the network’s past attacks on capitalism.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nbc-news-website-promotes-laissez-faire-confucian-capitalism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Government Media capitalism China chinese philosophy CNBC Confucius free markets laissez-faire NBC Fri, 06 Mar 2015 21:02:41 +0000 julia.seymour 48392 at http://mrc.org Conservative Economists: Why is Restoring Economic Growth ‘Controversial?’ http://mrc.org/articles/conservative-economists-why-restoring-economic-growth-controversial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Larry Kudlow, Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore call for policies that encourage growth in IBD op-ed. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Several conservative economic thinkers recently formed the Committee to Unleash American Prosperity in an effort to persuade aspiring presidents to focus on “the paramount challenge facing our country: slow growth and stagnant incomes.”</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for MRC Business at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/conservative-economists-why-restoring-economic-growth-controversial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Government Media Politics 1980s Art Laffer Arthur Laffer economic growth economic recovery growth rates investor's business daily Larry Kudlow Paul Krugman politics Reaganomics Scott Walker Stephen Moore Steve Forbes Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:36:49 +0000 julia.seymour 48360 at http://mrc.org 'Sharknado 3' to Star Ann Coulter as Vice President http://mrc.org/articles/sharknado-3-star-ann-coulter-vice-president <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mark Cuban, Ann Coulter will run the ‘Sharknado 3’ government. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Washington, D.C. is about to be swimming with sharks – and Ann Coulter will be tasked with saving it.&nbsp; </p><p>For the upcoming “Sharknado 3,” “Shark Tank” star and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban will play the president with conservative political commentator Ann Coulter as his VP. The two will <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/sharknado-3-mark-cuban-ann-778413">confront</a> sharks causing “mass destruction in the nation’s capital” before heading down the coastline.&nbsp; </p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/sharknado-3-star-ann-coulter-vice-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Business Climate Change Constitution Economy Education Energy Environment Faith Family Government Health International Islamification Labor Life Media Patriotism Politics Ann Coulter mark cuban sharknado Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:04:47 +0000 mike.ciandella 48349 at http://mrc.org FCC Passes Regulations Enabling Government to ‘Micromanage’ Internet http://mrc.org/articles/fcc-passes-regulations-enabling-government-micromanage-internet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Deep pockets of left-wing foundations helped finance activism on ‘net neutrality.’ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">The FCC is from the government and they’re here to help with your internet. </p><p dir="ltr">Invoking the agency’s Title II authority, commissioners of the FCC passed a plan to regulate Internet service providers (ISPs) like public utilities on Feb. 26. This decision surely pleased the left-wing Ford Foundation and Open Society Foundation which gave groups calling for government Internet regulation millions of dollars.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/fcc-passes-regulations-enabling-government-micromanage-internet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Government Politics FCC Ford Foundation freedom George Soros Internet internet regulation left-wing activism liberal donors Net Neutrality open society Regulation Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:34:53 +0000 julia.seymour 48329 at http://mrc.org Hollywood’s War on Success Teaches Youth All the Wrong Lessons http://mrc.org/articles/hollywoods-war-success-teaches-youth-all-wrong-lessons <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Young audiences hit by barrage of TV and movie negativity about businesses, corporate ethics, capitalism. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <ul><li>Children and young adults are spending more than 100 hours each month watching video, many in front of their TVs.</li></ul><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for MRC Business at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/hollywoods-war-success-teaches-youth-all-wrong-lessons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Economy Media 2 Broke Girls anti-business anti-capitalism blacklist business capitalism CEOs consulting firms corporations dallas entertainment for youth Entertainment Media ethics fake news Frozen hard work hawaii 5-0 hollywood House of Lies How to Get Away with Murder Identity Thief Iron Man Occupy Wall Street Scandal Spiderman success The Daily Show The Great Gatsby top grossing films TV viewing young audiences Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:00:14 +0000 julia.seymour 48307 at http://mrc.org On Strike ... http://mrc.org/cartoons/strike <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2471" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/BMI%3DStrike.jpg?1424376799" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 19, 2015 - 3:18pm</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Business Economy Government export Humor import port strike shipping strikes Unions Thu, 19 Feb 2015 20:13:20 +0000 julia.seymour 48279 at http://mrc.org A Failure to Vaccinate http://mrc.org/cartoons/failure-vaccinate <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2582" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/BMI-Vaccine.jpg?1423246911" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">February 6, 2015 - 1:26pm</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Economy Government Health cartoon Humor outbreak politics Spending vaccination Fri, 06 Feb 2015 18:21:52 +0000 julia.seymour 48181 at http://mrc.org Media Anticipated Gas Increases, Not Drop to Nearly $2-a-Gallon http://mrc.org/articles/media-anticipated-gas-increases-not-drop-nearly-2-gallon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Just before latest major price drop, networks forecast climbing prices, ‘dire’ $5 gas. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/132414" width="593" height="280" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">The dramatic collapse of gas prices is one story the news media didn’t see coming. In fact, as recently as June 2014, network news anchors and reporters were still talking about the prospect of $5 gasoline.</p><p dir="ltr">It turns out the media aren’t very good fortune tellers, and when it comes to gas prices they were wrong this time, just as many new outlets had gotten it wrong years earlier.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/media-anticipated-gas-increases-not-drop-nearly-2-gallon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Media abc broadcast networks cbs gas prices gasoline NBC oil and gas price drops price increases Mon, 02 Feb 2015 15:45:42 +0000 julia.seymour 48138 at http://mrc.org At Davos, Soros-funded Group’s President Says Look to Bretton Woods for Economic Advice http://mrc.org/articles/davos-soros-funded-groups-president-says-look-bretton-woods-economic-advice <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New America Foundation foundation promotes initiative with same name as earlier Soros conference </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/132289" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is MRC Business Senior Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/davos-soros-funded-groups-president-says-look-bretton-woods-economic-advice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy International Bretton Woods II capitalism Davos George Soros New America Foundation society World Economic Forum Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:16:19 +0000 julia.seymour 48068 at http://mrc.org American Sniper http://mrc.org/cartoons/american-sniper <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2501" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/BMI-Sniper.jpg?1422307162" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">January 21, 2015 - 4:20pm</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Business Economy Government Taxes Humor politics tax the rich taxes Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:19:22 +0000 julia.seymour 48096 at http://mrc.org Media Hype Davos Climate Change Focus as 1,700 Private Jets Fly In http://mrc.org/articles/media-hype-davos-climate-change-focus-1700-private-jets-fly <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hypocrisy of flying to climate change conference in private jets is lost on the media. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>As media outlets focused on the World Economic Forum’s plans to address climate change it ignored the hypocrisy of the huge number of private jets flying world leaders and celebrities to that conference.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is MRC Business Senior Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/media-hype-davos-climate-change-focus-1700-private-jets-fly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Economy Davos JoyBeharHuffingtonPost World Economic Forum Mon, 19 Jan 2015 20:41:14 +0000 mike.ciandella 48043 at http://mrc.org