Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

Rethinking Which Accounts Qualify for Deposit Insurance

Uninsured brokered deposits reaffirm market discipline and increase stability, making banks rely on a stable deposit base to finance their lending activities...

Troubling Taper Talk from Central Banks

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's recent vague comments on tapering of quantitative easing sent U.S. and global markets into a panic, demonstrating the danger of premature monetary austerity...

A Proper Gold Standard-Free Market

We need to examine historical evidence if we want to come to an informed judgment about whether actual gold-based systems or actual fiat-based systems display the smaller set of flaws...

Regulation Slows Economic Growth

The average American household receives about $277,000 less annually than it would have gotten in the absence of six decades of accumulated regulations -- a median household income of $330,000 instead of $53,000...

How to Fix the Federal Housing Administration

The Federal Housing Administration needs at least a $50 billion to $100 billion capital infusion to put it on a sound financial footing...

Women and the Unequal Pay Myth

In a comparison of unmarried and childless men and women between the ages of 35 and 43, women earn more -- 108 cents on a man's dollar...

Modern Views on Mothers as Breadwinners

A record 40 percent of all households with children under the age of 18 include mothers who are either the sole or primary source of income for the family; the share was just 11 percent in 1960...

Defending the One Percent

Concern about income inequality, especially growth in incomes of the top 1 percent, cannot be founded primarily on concern about inefficiency and inequality of opportunity...

Regulation Evaluation Is Necessary to Avoid Negative Effects on Employment

Use of labor resources in less-than-optimal ways due to compliance with regulation results in a reduction in the level of productivity...

U.S. Teens Can't Find Jobs

Though the economy is rebounding, the teen unemployment rate has remained virtually unchanged over the past two years...


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