Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

Obama's Amnesty and the Impact on Jobs

The Obama administration's amnesty plan will give 5 million illegal immigrants work permits...

War on Women? Overtime Pay Regulations

A new regulation from the Obama administration would require overtime pay for those who make less than $50,000...

What's Wrong with Rent Control?

Price ceilings on rent for apartments in large cities have dangerous economic consequences...

Despite Federal Policy, America Becoming More Suburban

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has pushed urbanization policies that promote urban living by issuing dense development grants and promoting high-speed rail...

The War on Poverty Has Waged a War on Marriage

Today, there are more than 80 means-tested welfare programs that allow single parents to access government aid, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, the Women, Infants and Children food program, public housing and Medicaid...

Can Unions Use their Company Email for Union Business?

In 2007, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that employees did not have a right to use their employers' email systems to communicate with one another about ways to improve their working conditions...

Texas Lawmakers Should Stick to Policies of Growth

The state of Texas continues to outperform the other 49 states...

Unemployment Falls, But Americans Are Still Unhappy

The major gains by Republicans in the House and the Senate last week indicate that Americans are unhappy with the state of economy. This was confirmed by exit polls, which found just 35 percent of voters believed the economy was getting better...

Dodd-Frank Increases Likelihood of Bailouts

The Dodd-Frank Act, the epitome of the post-2008 financial crisis regulation, has strengthened rather than ended the "too big to fail" doctrine...

Free Trade Boosts Incomes, Reduces Hunger

Free trade -- the sale and purchase of goods free of tariffs and similar barriers -- has blossomed over the last half-century. In 1947, the average tariff rate in industrial nations was 40 percent; today, that number is below 3 percent...


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