This year, disturbing reports of increased crime have dominated the news, both in Louisiana and nationally. Crime is a serious issue that demands thoughtful solutions to deter criminal behavior and promote public safety. They should be guided by data and evidence, not anecdotes. That’s why Pelican set out to review and better understand the underlying...View Report
Although Louisiana may have the widest wage gap in the country, many academics point to factors other than discrimination that account for the apparent wage gap.
A recent Tax Foundation study contends that the unemployment insurance system is in need of an overhaul, as the current system “[exacerbates] negative job growth”.
Louisiana and seven other Southeastern states consistently refuse to impose renewable energy mandates on electric companies.
New report gives Louisiana an “F” for human capital - a measure of the labor force’s education and skills - for a third year in a row.
With festive music and diverse protestors, Women with a Vision led a peaceful march against what the organization describes as a trillion dollar “abject failure”—the now forty-year-old war on drugs.
Rep. Ledricka Thierry (D - St. Landry) wants to impose fines on any person who performs plumbing without a license, thus increasing the regulatory burden on Louisiana’s workers.
Rep. Norton has reintroduced the Equal Pay for Women Act, which would give the state power to correct and eliminate discriminatory wage practices based on sex for "comparable" work. However, various academics claim that the the male-female wage gap has little to do with discrimination, and more so with job preferences.
Tulane University Peace Action Committee (TUPAC) hosted a panel, "Sodexo Workers Speak Out," that offered a worker’s inside-view which questioned Sodexo’s standards and practices.
An international comparative study that measures the protection of physical and intellectual property rights ranked the U.S. 18th overall, down from 16th in 2010 and 14th in 2007. The U.S. physical property rights rank fell to 25th, behind countries such as Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Tunisia.
Shell Oil Company's latest research "Signals and Signposts" affirms peak oil theory: that we have reached maximum worldwide petroleum extraction. The report’s authors recommend swift utilization of alternative energy sources.