Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

Jobless or Unemployed -- What's the Difference?

The recession wiped out 8 million jobs; four years into the supposed recovery, only 6 million of them have been regained...

Get Ready for QE4

Abandoning quantitative easing may be a good idea eventually, but it is not a good idea now while fiscal policy is tightening, U.S. and global growth is falling, and inflation is falling as well...

Does Poverty Lead to Poor Decision Making?

A new study suggests that being poor may keep some people from concentrating on ways that would lead them out of poverty...

Economic Growth and Right-to-Work Laws

States with right-to-work laws had higher economic growth rates than they otherwise would have based on the results of a statistical model...

Learning from Japan

Asia's economies need deep, well-regulated capital markets, so that savings can be allocated to where they yield the highest returns...

Bubble Watch

The 2008 housing bubble burst and the ensuing global financial crisis destroyed an unprecedented 22 percent of accumulated American wealth...

Will Dodd-Frank Help or Hinder?

Financial regulators cannot simply refuse to consider concerns raised by the financial industry about the Dodd-Frank legislation...

Change Needed -- Social Security Disability Insurance

The employment rate of working-age Americans with disabilities hit an all-time low of 14.5 percent in March 2012...

"McWages" and the Middle Class

Only 5 percent of the 10 million restaurant employees earn the minimum wage; 71 percent of minimum-wage employees in the restaurant industry are under the age of 25...

Empowering Women through Employment, Earnings and Wealth in India

More autonomy for women is an essential step forward in the fight against domestic abuse in India...


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