Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

Replicating Economic Growth Reforms of the 1980s and 1990s

During the last six years of the Reagan and Clinton presidencies, the United States' average economic growth rate was 4.4 percent…...

Economic Pessimism after the Recession

Just 29 percent of Americans believe the recession created temporary changes in the economy, while 71 percent believe the recession had created a permanent change in economic conditions...

State Rankings for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Which state is best for small business and entrepreneurship? According to a new report from the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, South Dakota tops the list...

The Vanishing Male Worker

Since the late 1960s, the portion of working-age men (between 25 and 54 years of age) who are out of the workforce has more than tripled...

Government Prohibits Beneficial Economic Activity

More economic activity results in a growing economy; when the government criminalizes beneficial activity, people suffer...

The "77 Cents on the Dollar" Myth

Most of the difference in male and female pay is due to age, marriage and hours worked -- not gender...

Poverty Drops as Urbanization Rises

Poverty has fallen dramatically over the last 200 years...

The Rise in Single Motherhood Since 1965

In 1965, Daniel Patrick Moynihan caused a stir when he reported on the growing number of black children being born to single mothers and growing up without a father in the home...

The Death of Cash as a Vehicle for Saving

The Federal Reserve's zero interest rate policy has encouraged spending rather than saving, and low-risk options like U.S. Treasury bills provide little in the way of returns...

Right-to-Work Laws Improve Economies

Twenty-four states have right-to-work laws, which allow an employee in a unionized workplace to choose not to join a union or pay union dues...


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