NCPA - National Center for Policy Analysis

Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

Where is the Stock Market Panic Now?

Saving enough for the golden years becomes much more difficult when savers' actions are influenced by emotional news headlines and not rational, long-term planning...

Should Tipping Be Abolished?

Tipping opponents do not seem to appreciate the economics of tipping. Tipping has economic advantages for everyone concerned: restaurant owners, their customers, servers and other workers, writes NCPA Senior Fellow Richard McKenzie...

Available and Off-Limits Offshore U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Resources

Close to 87 percent of all federally controlled offshore acreage is off-limits to oil and natural gas development, writes NCPA Senior Research Fellow Lloyd Bentsen...

Should Walmart Imitate Costco? The Variation in Retail Wages

Is it realistic to expect all types of retailers to pay the same wage?...

Should Walmart Imitate Costco?

"Living wage" advocates accuses Walmart of being stingy on employee pay, and point to Costco as a model to follow...

Will the Joint Employer Rule Hurt Franchises?

Two significant rulings by the National Labor Relations Board in 2015 expanded the interpretation of the "joint employer" rule...

Health Construction Still Very Weak in January

Construction of new health facilities remained very weak in January, shrinking 0.1 percent since December, while other construction grew at 1.6 percent...

Occupational Licensing Reform: Walk, Don't Run

In 1952, less than 5 percent of U.S. workers were required to be licensed to legally perform their jobs. By 2008, that number had risen to 29 percent, writes NCPA Senior Fellow Thomas Hemphill...

Will the Labor Force Participation Rate Be Forever Low?

Despite President Obama's pride over January's 4.9 percent unemployment rate, the labor force participation rate is still gasping for breath...

Huge Health Jobs Hike, Especially in Hospitals

The latest tepid jobs report was dominated by health services, which added 37,000 jobs in January...


2 3 4 5 6 7 8  Older »