Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

Cutting Unemployment Benefits Created Jobs

Cutting extended unemployment benefits created 1.8 million new jobs in 2014...

The Link between Federal Policy and Lower Wages

American wages began declining in 2010, the same time that Congress passed Dodd-Frank and the Affordable Care Act...

Inequality Report Offers Misleading Numbers

A new report from Oxfam International made headlines when it concluded that half of the world's wealth is owned by a mere one percent of the world's population...

United States Ranks Twelfth for Economic Freedom

The Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal have released their 2015 Index of Economic Freedom...

Debunking Income Inequality Myths

Income inequality may be a popular topic, but it's also one that's largely misunderstood...

New Lending Standards May Spark Another Financial Crisis

The federal government encouraged banks to give mortgages to aspiring homebuyers with poor credit...

"Middle Class Economics" or Redistribution of Income?

Obama's State of the Union foresees a state of more dependence on government and less economic opportunity and growth...

The Economy Still Isn't That Great

President Obama painted a pretty economic picture in his State of the Union address, but is the economy really on solid footing?...

New Regulations Hit Consumers

For every day that the federal government spent open in 2014, it published a staggering $726 million in new regulatory costs...

More Americans Are Single Today than Ever Before

Unmarried mothers are responsible for more than 40 percent of all births...


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