Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

Gross Domestic Income: A Look at How Americans Are Paid

While GDP measures what gets purchased, GDI measures who gets paid...

Have Millennials Been Robbed of Their Birthright?

This is the first generation of young Americans that our government systemically disfavors and the first generation whose prospects are lower than those of their parents...

Federal Spending Undermines People's Freedom

ECONOMY — Policymakers will have to make large spending cuts eventually, and the sooner the better to avoid accumulating more debt...

Supplemental Entrepreneurship Benefits Low and Moderate Income Households

Supplemental entrepreneurship comes with many advantages, including autonomy, lower stakes and the flexibility to scale depending on customer response...

Imports a Boon to the United States Economy

Historically, the highest levels of U.S. employment growth tend to have occurred during periods when U.S. imports exceeded exports...

The Federal Reserve's Lackluster Record Good Reason to Reform

The Fed has strayed so far from the classic prescription for a lender of last resort—to provide short-term funds to solvent institutions at penalty rates—it strains all reason to suggest that it has successfully fulfilled that function...

The National Debt Climbs Despite Shrinking Deficits

While deficits have shrunk in recent years, the national debt remains at record high levels and trillion-dollar deficits are projected to return within a decade...

If You Want More Money and More Freedom, Move to a Red State

Of the four largest states, from 1990 to June 2014, the jobs growth rate in red states Florida (46 percent) and Texas (65 percent) has been almost triple the jobs growth of blue states California (24 percent) and New York (9 percent)...

There Is Not Much to Show for the Summer of Recovery

Borrowing $830 billion back in 2009 did not improve the economy...

Are Africa's Economies Growing While Poverty Increases?

The number of people in Africa reportedly living under $1.25 a day has continued to creep upwards from 358 million in 1996 to 415 million in 2011...


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