Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

Poor and Middle Class Incomes Have Increased Significantly

Contrary to conventional wisdom, poor and middle class households are at least 30 percent richer today than their counterparts from 35 years ago...

Income: The New Segregation

Neighborhoods marked by a mix of residents in the fat middle of the economic bell curve are growing proportionally smaller, while both high-income and low-income neighborhoods grow proportionally more populous...

Solving the Global Sugar Trade Problem

The solution to the sugar problem is, at its core, the same as the solution to many other agriculture policy problems: a renewed effort through the international trade process to liberalize trade...

Janet Yellen's Greatest Challenge

It sounds simple, but in a full-blown recovery the Fed will have to execute its exit strategy quickly enough to keep the inflation genie in the bottle without driving interest rates up to levels that would derail the recovery, say Thomas Saving, a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis, and Phil Gramm, a former chairman of the Senate Banking Committee...

Evaluating Cash for Clunkers

The small stimulus effects resulting from the Car Allowance Rebate System ("Cash for Clunkers") do not account for the depletion of the capital stock that resulted from the destruction of used vehicles...

Who Is Responsible for Fixing America's Skills Gap?

A recent survey of U.S. hiring managers and human resources professionals found that nearly 80 percent of managers are at least somewhat concerned about the skills gap, but just about 40 percent are doing anything to alleviate it...

America's Underemployment Issue

The 2012 underemployment rate was 14.7 percent, compared to the unemployment rate of 8.1 percent, says Wendell Cox, an adjunct scholar with the National Center for Policy Analysis...

The Benefits of Free Trade

Over time, free trade works with other market processes to shift workers and resources to more productive uses, allowing more efficient industries to thrive...

Enterprise-Friendly Cities

Working together with businesses, city leaders can bolster expansion into national markets and exports to reach global markets...

Negative Effects of Minimum Wage Increase

New Jersey's new increase in the minimum wage will increase unemployment among workers without a high school education by approximately 2 percentage points...


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