Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

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...

Would Raising the Minimum Wage Reduce Welfare Spending?

Proponents of the minimum wage increases argue that an increase would save the government money in social support services, the idea being that individuals whose earnings increase as a result of the wage hike would be less likely to seek and need welfare benefits…...

Trade Gains from the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a trade agreement that would expand American trade with nations in the Asia-Pacific region...

American Shipping Law Raises Prices for Consumers

A largely unknown federal statute requires that all goods being shipped by water between American ports must be transported on American-made and American-owned ships that have American crews...

Which American States Are the Most Free?

The top 10 most free states saw a 3.5 percent growth in employment and 8 percent economic growth...

Delaware Proposal Threatens Loser-Pays Provisions

In Delaware, corporations often include provisions in their bylaws that allow the corporation to be reimbursed for litigation costs if plaintiffs bring a shareholder suit against the company and lose the case...

Privatizing Liquor Sales

Eighteen states have control over liquor sales in their state, including Virginia ...

Challenging Dodd-Frank in Court

The Competitive Enterprise Institute has filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the Dodd-Frank Act...

Reduced Saving Means Fewer Jobs and Growth

In 1975, Americans had a personal savings rate of 17 percent. In 2005, it fell to a low of 2.2 percent...


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