Daily Policy Digest

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...

Litigation Update: the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act is now law, but controversy over the bill is far from over...

You're Paying Double for Sugar

American sugar prices would be a lot lower if the government would stop interfering in the sugar market...

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...

Twenty Percent of U.S. Households on Food Stamps

For 38 months straight, more than 46,000,000 Americans have been on food stamps...

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...

FDA Testing Needs Reform

It now costs from $500 million to a whopping $2 billion to get a drug to market...

Supreme Court Will Hear EPA Case This Term

In 2012, the EPA finalized a rule regulating mercury from electric utilities at a staggering cost of $9.6 billion annually...

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...


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