Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

"Living Will" Process Gives Massive Power to Regulators

Under the Dodd-Frank Act, large "systemically important" financial institutions are required to submit a "living will" each year...

Barriers to Economic Growth in Africa

Africa is the least economically free region in the world, and it imposes high tariffs, which block trade...

Texas Attorney General Proposes Lifting Licensing Requirements

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has proposed getting rid of occupational licensing in jobs unrelated to health or safety...

Privatizing State-Owned Enterprises in Nepal

Public enterprises are government entities, so those enterprises' losses are borne by taxpayers...

Single Motherhood and Wealth

Single mothers tend to be younger, are less likely to have an education and are more likely to be black or Hispanic...

What Does the Border Crisis Mean for Health Care?

Illegal aliens have the highest uninsured rates in the United States...

NLRB Ruling Makes McDonald's Liable for Franchisee Actions

A decision from the National Labor Relations Board would hold McDonald's liable for its franchisees' employment decisions...

Unintended Consequences of Child Labor Laws

Trade sanctions limit work options available to poor children, often forcing them into more dangerous work...

4 Million Americans are Long-Term Unemployed

The longer that a person is unemployed, the more difficult it becomes for him to find employment...

Facts About the Export-Import Bank

In 2013 alone, the Boeing Company benefited from more than 66 percent of Ex-Im loan guarantees...


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