Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

Small Businesses' Top Concern: ObamaCare

Seventy-one percent of small businesses say the health care law makes it harder to hire...

United States Should Increase Relations and Trade with Foreign Countries

In 2013, the U.S. score on the Index of Economic Freedom dropped for the sixth year in a row to 10th place...

Washington D.C.'s Plan: Stop Walmart First, Help the Poor Second

If Washington and other cities with high poverty and unemployment rates really want to turn things around, they should embrace economic development like a new Walmart...

Unemployment Isn't Going Anywhere Fast

The U6 unemployment measure, which includes workers who have recently been dropped from the labor force, increased dramatically from 13.8 percent to 14.3 percent from May to June...

Businesses Should Fear States' Pension Debts

Whereas states claim they've funded about 74 percent of the pension promises they've made to workers, Moody's found that the median pension funding of states was just 48 percent of the money needed to pay off those promises...

U.S. Economy Close to Stall Speed

The United States, Canada, Russia and Brazil are in the economic danger zone, all with annual rates of less than 2 percent growth...

Why Money and Jobs Are Coming to Texas

Between 2001 and 2011, while many other states were hemorrhaging jobs, Texas increased private-sector employment by 732,800, say John C. Goodman, president and CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis, and Travis H. Brown, author of How Money Walks...

Middle Class Incomes Have Historically Risen

When properly measured, middle-class incomes rose by at least 30 percent between 1979 and 2007, and possibly by 40 percent or more -- not the 15 percent indicated by the U.S. Census Bureau...

Does the Unemployment Rate Mask Today's Job Market Hardship?

Since the end of 2007, the number of employed workers who work part-time but want full-time jobs has increased about 4.3 million, or more than 70 percent...

Temporary Jobs Becoming a Permanent Fixture

The number of temps has jumped more than 50 percent since the recession ended four years ago to nearly 2.7 million -- the most on government records dating to 1990...


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