Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

How Fast Internet Affects Home Prices

Access to Broadband is Changing How and Where Americans Live...

Understanding Mortgage Default Decisions and Consumer Credit

Homeowners managed their use of housing and non-housing debt in a way that is broadly consistent with a rational, forward-looking, approach to credit default and to preserving access to credit...

Fixing the American Economy: More Builders and Fewer Traders

The current laws shaping corporate and investor behavior lead to a destructive incentive system and hurt long-term investments...

We're Working More Hours - and Watching More TV

A changing economy is transforming America down to the minute, as we're spending less time in the classroom and on exercise and more time at work...

U.S. Ports, Labor Unrest and the Threat to National Commerce

Labor disputes disrupt American trade ports...

Intra-Family Cash Transfers in Older American Households

Older households generally transfer money to younger generations, according to a study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute...

Meaningful Reforms the Only Way Out of Crippling National Debt

The country is entering a very challenging period of fiscal stress, driven by the aging of the population and rising health expenses...

The Great Recession Still has Adverse Consequences

The weakening of the labor market in the Great Recession was associated with tremendous job destruction...

What Can We Expect From a Growing National Debt?

Through the first quarter of 2015, the U.S. national debt stood at more than $18 trillion while the nation's GDP stood at some $17 trillion, which works out to be a national-debt-to-income ratio of 103 percent...

Do Not Underestimate the Implications of a Greek Default

The implications of a Greek default for the United States are not to be underestimated...


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