Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

A New Food Stamp Pattern

Traditionally, the number of Americans receiving SNAP benefits rises during poor economic times and falls during good ones. But that is not what is happening today...

Sixty Percent of Americans in Poverty Not Working

Americans were much better off in 2000 than they were in 2013...

Marriages Down, Unwed Births Up

Single parent families have grown dramatically. While just 7 percent of American families with children were single parent families in 1950, 32 percent of families with children were single parent families in 2013...

About That CEO/Employee Pay Gap

The AFL-CIO points to a 331-to-1 gap in compensation between America’s chief executives and the pay of the average worker, but in reality, the pay gap is roughly five-to-one...

What Hayek Teaches Us about Unintended Consequences

Today, federal lawmakers seem intent on grand designs, which have brought a series of unintended consequences...

The World's Most Free Countries: United States No Longer in Top Ten

The United States is no longer among the top 10 countries for economic freedom...

Obamacare Will Reduce Women's Work Opportunities

The Affordable Care Act, purported to benefit women, could send more women back to part-time jobs...

Labor Force Continues to Shrink

The 62.7 percent labor force participation rate is the lowest rate the United States has seen since 1978...

What Will Ebola Do to Economies?

The Ebola virus could disrupt a number of markets if it continues to grow...

There Is No War on Women

The "war on women" may be a popular political tool, but it does not reflect reality...


2 3 4 5 6 7 8  Older »