Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

"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...

Minimum Wage Hikes Hurt Employment

A new study from University of California-San Diego researchers concludes that wage hikes have negative effects on employment...

West Virginia's Labor Force Participation Rate Falls Below 50 Percent

The only state in the country to have a labor force participation rate below 50 percent is West Virginia...

Texas Court Rules against Occupational Licensing Requirement

A federal court in Texas has ruled in favor of a small African hair braiding business, a win for entrepreneurs against licensing restrictions and unreasonable regulations...

Small Banks Hurt by Dodd-Frank

Dodd-Frank hit banks and financial firms with a host of new regulations, but lawmakers in the new Congress have indicated an intention to reform the massive law...

Reducing Down Payments to 3 Percent Is a Bad Idea

Prior to the 1990s, a 20 percent down payment for a Fannie or Freddie housing loan was standard, but at the start of the subprime mortgage crisis, required down payments had fallen dramatically...

46 Million on Food Stamps in 2014

Twenty million more Americans are on food stamps today than they were before the recession...


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