The Week That Was -- January 25, 2013
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Here are the most widely read FreeEnterprise.com stories for the week ending January 25:
A Philadelphia Story: Developer Brothers Beat the Unions – Two brother developers, Matt and Mike Pestronk, took on the unions and turned public opinion by exposing Philadelphia labor’s antics.
America Needs Immigrants – Tom Donohue sees immigration reform as an opportunity to strengthen our competitiveness, attract and retain the world’s best talent and hardest workers, secure our borders, and keep faith with America’s legacy as an open and welcoming society.
Sierra Club Will Oppose Keystone XL with Civil Disobedience – For the first time in the Sierra Club’s 120-year history, the organization will participate in a one-time use of civil disobedience to stop construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Nebraska Governor Approves New Keystone XL Pipeline Route – Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman approved a new Keystone XL pipeline route through his state, stating that “construction and operation of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, with the mitigation and commitments from Keystone would have minimal environmental impacts in Nebraska.”
American Jobs and Growth Agenda, Part 5: Developing a Competitive Workforce - In his State of American Business address, Tom Donohue expressed the country’s “need for more workers, to sustain our economy, support our retired population, and to stay competitive. Even with high unemployment, we have millions of job openings that go unfilled.”