Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

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...

Working-Age Population Changes Impact Labor Markets

The Northeast and Midwest regions, in which 39 percent of the U.S. working-age population currently resides, are expected to experience a 3.0 percent decline in their working-age population in the coming 15 years...

Russia's Challenge

With no change in policy, average tax rates in Russia will close to double over the century...

Regulation Reform Can Boost Economic Growth

Sadly, there are strong reasons to believe U.S. economic growth will fall well short of the long-term historical trend...

Is Four Percent Economic Growth Out of the Question?

The average growth rate was four percent or higher 17 times in the rolling four-year periods since 1950. It can reach that goal again...

Smart Technologies Require Smart Regulations

The growth in the total number of "Internet of Things" devices is projected to provide substantial economic and social benefits in the way of cost savings, value creation, productivity improvements, and general economic growth...

The Decline of U.S. Economic Freedom Will Lower Our Living Standards

Worldwide, economic freedom has been rising in recent decades. However, since 2000, U.S. economic freedom has been faltering...


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