Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

The Fed's Low Interest Rates Do Not Encourage Investment

Only 8 percent of CFOs interviewed would increase business investment in response to a 1 percent drop in interest rates...

Banks Steer Clear of Risky Customers

Last year, J.P. Morgan dumped 2,000 customers in an attempt to reduce its regulatory risk...

Sweden's Swing toward a Free Market

In the 1990s, Sweden elected its first conservative government since World War II, which began cutting taxes on businesses and individuals; since then, entrepreneurs have emerged...

Minimum Wage Executive Order Has Unintended Consequences

As Congress is not likely to increase funding for federal contractors forced to comply with an executive order to increase the minimum wage, those companies will likely have to lay off workers to keep costs level...

Upward Mobility Has Not Declined

Ten years ago, 20 percent of children born in the middle income distribution found their way to the top; that figure is the same today...

United States Ranks behind Rwanda in Ease of Creating New Business

The United States ranked 20th in ease of starting a new business among the 189 countries that were studied...

Reviving the Economy

Weak economic growth in the United States today is the result of costly regulations that have reduced incentives to hire along with an unpredictable, and unsuccessful, federal monetary policy...

The World Is Better Off Today Than People Realize

The amount of extremely poor people has been cut in half over the last three decades, down to only 17 percent of the global population in 2010, compared to 42 percent of the population in 1981...

Does Keeping Large Retailers Out Help Small Retailers?

While UK regulations increased the cost of opening large retail stores, those retailers simply changed their strategies and found ways to compete even more directly with the protected, independent stores...

Asset Management Industry and Systemic Risk

When assets are funded with equity (as is the case in the asset management industry) rather than debt, systemic effects will not be felt when losses are suffered...


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