Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

Crude Oil Export Restrictions

Removing crude oil export restrictions would lead to increased investment in crude oil production and increases in employment...

Where Paychecks Stretch The Most, And Least

The real value of a $15 minimum wage depends on where you live...

SNAP to it: Restoring Work Requirements Will Help Solve the Food Stamp Crisis

Restoring work requirements will help solve the food stamp crisis...

EXIM Charter Renewal Up For Congressional Debate

EXIM operations could lead to further debt and further reliance on the government...

The Accumulation of Regulatory Restrictions Across Presidential Administrations

The cumulative effect of regulatory increases by successive presidents is a near-doubling of total regulatory restrictions, from about 580,000 when President Carter took office to about 1,070,000 in 2014...

The Price Effects of Cash versus In-Kind Transfers

Villages in rural Mexico that received boxes of food instead of cash experienced a 4 percent decline in prices...

$15-hour Minimum Wage Could Harm America's Poorest Workers

Many employers will be very reluctant to pay high wages to workers with modest skills...

Has the Affordable Care Act Increased Part-time Employment?

The Affordable Care Act could cause a shift towards part-time work in the future as the mandate takes effect...

Recent Expansion Weaker than Previously Thought

Revised figures from the Commerce Department show a weaker economic expansion than previously estimated...

Despite Improved Job Market, Millennials Stay with Family

More Millennials are living with their family now then during the great recession even though their job prospects have improved...


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