Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

First in Freedom Index

The John Locke Foundation found that Florida is the most free state in terms of tax and fiscal policy, regulations, education and health care policy...

The War on Marriage

Great Society legislation ignored and thwarted the most effective antipoverty program: marriage...

How Has the U.S. Manufacturing Sector Fared Since the Recession?

There are 1.4 million fewer workers in factories today than there were in December 2007...

Reflections during Black History Month: How the Minimum Wage Hurts Black Americans

The NCPA has compiled a list of government policies -- from housing law to education, welfare programs, tax policy and employment-related laws -- that are hurting black Americans...

Looking at Florida as an Example of Free Trade

One-third of Florida's exports go to countries with whom the United States has a free trade agreement...

The Benefits of Right-to-Work Laws

From 2002 to 2012, states with right-to-work laws saw a 7.2 percent increase in payroll employment, compared to a 2 percent increase in other states...

Reforming the Regulatory State

Regulations cost Americans 9 billion hours of paperwork in order to comply...

American Shipping Law Raises Consumer Costs

The Jones Act requires all goods shipped between American ports to be carried by American-made, American-owned ships and crewed by American residents...

Licensing Laws Raise Prices, Hurt Consumers

Twenty-four states require licenses to be a coach...

Getting Rid of Depreciation with Full Expensing

Allowing businesses to deduct their expenditures in the year that they are purchased would make investment more attractive, create jobs and raise wages...


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