Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

Inefficient Public Transport Project Should Be Reevaluated

The Purple Line will have an average speed of 15.5 miles per hour...

Entrepreneurs Need Freedom, Not More Regulations

Congress could stimulate the economy by easing regulatory burdens, poor tax policies and end restrictive banking policies that prevent innovators from accessing the funds they need to do business...

Important but Surprisingly Low-Paying Jobs

As the national debate continues about raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10, lawmakers could also be discussing how to stimulate higher pay for important jobs such as mental health counselors, firefighters, EMTs and pre-K teachers, whose jobs save and transform lives...

China's Excess Metal Supply Leads to Calls for Tariffs in the United States and Europe

Steel producers around the globe are seeking government protection from falling prices...

Why Are the Budget Reforms Important?

U.S. public debt, which has the largest share of the debt, doubled since before the Great Recession...

Social Security Disability Awards Reform Can Restore Dignity and Efficacy to the System

Over the past decade, judicial impartiality has declined significantly, as many administrative-law judges uncritically approve most Social Security Disability claims...

Solution to Wage Stagnation: Innovation

The reason why advanced industries do not have a wage stagnation is that they are distinguished by their strong orientation to technology, innovation and skilled workers to develop and scale up new products...

Seven Things Congress Can Do to Balance the Budget

Congress could adopt a joint budget resolution that reveals to the American people just how Congress intends to put the budget on a path to balance...

Amtrak Should Be Privatized

Privatizing Amtrak is the only option certain to prevent billions of taxpayer dollars from being wasted while providing the benefits that accompany competitive services...

Understanding International Trade and Financial Markets is Key for Globalization

For countries that do not appropriately anchor inflation, stabilizing the exchange rate through monetary policy will substantially increase macro instability and reduce overall welfare...


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