Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

Smart Technologies Require Smart Regulations

The growth in the total number of "Internet of Things" devices is projected to provide substantial economic and social benefits in the way of cost savings, value creation, productivity improvements, and general economic growth...

The Decline of U.S. Economic Freedom Will Lower Our Living Standards

Worldwide, economic freedom has been rising in recent decades. However, since 2000, U.S. economic freedom has been faltering...

Declining Entrepreneurship Effects Economic Growth

The number of companies less than a year old has declined as a share of all businesses by nearly 44 percent between 1978 and 2012...

Is Involuntary Part-Time Work is Here to Stay?

People who work part time but would prefer to work full time make up a small but important portion of the labor force...

Retired and Broke

The Government Accountability Office found 52 percent of households aged 55 and older have no retirement savings in an IRA or a defined contribution plan like a 401(k)...

Worker's Choice Can Improve Right-to-Work Laws

Nonmember employees may not want the union to interfere in disputes with employers, believing they could manage the situation better on their own...

The Importance of Narrowing the Income-Achievement Gap

For white men, the narrowing of the income-achievement gap translates to a narrowing in the lifetime wealth gap of roughly $50,000...

Governor Cuomo to Bypass State Legislature on Wages

Because of increased wages, fast food consumers will face fewer restaurants and higher prices. Some workers will lose their jobs...

Residential Investments from the Super-Rich Raise Home Prices

The rich invested approximately $25 billion in cross-border residential real estate in 2014...

Monetary Policy for the Next Recession

Bringing fiscal expansion to bear in an effective way proved difficult after 2008. Next time around, it might be harder still, because public debt has grown and concerns about government solvency will be greater...


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