Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

State Rankings for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Which state is best for small business and entrepreneurship? According to a new report from the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, South Dakota tops the list...

The Vanishing Male Worker

Since the late 1960s, the portion of working-age men (between 25 and 54 years of age) who are out of the workforce has more than tripled...

Government Prohibits Beneficial Economic Activity

More economic activity results in a growing economy; when the government criminalizes beneficial activity, people suffer...

The "77 Cents on the Dollar" Myth

Most of the difference in male and female pay is due to age, marriage and hours worked -- not gender...

Poverty Drops as Urbanization Rises

Poverty has fallen dramatically over the last 200 years...

The Rise in Single Motherhood Since 1965

In 1965, Daniel Patrick Moynihan caused a stir when he reported on the growing number of black children being born to single mothers and growing up without a father in the home...

The Death of Cash as a Vehicle for Saving

The Federal Reserve's zero interest rate policy has encouraged spending rather than saving, and low-risk options like U.S. Treasury bills provide little in the way of returns...

Right-to-Work Laws Improve Economies

Twenty-four states have right-to-work laws, which allow an employee in a unionized workplace to choose not to join a union or pay union dues...

Shipping Law Is Costing Americans Money

A largely unknown law from 1920 is raising prices for American consumers across the country...

What Exactly Did Friday's Jobs Report Say?

Many cheered Friday's jobs report, which showed unemployment remaining at 5.8 percent while the country added 321,000 jobs...


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