Daily Policy Digest

More College Graduates Than Jobs Requiring Degrees

There are more college graduates than there are jobs requiring college degrees...

What Makes a Country Successful? Small Government, Economic Freedom

The majority of the time, rising per-capita incomes, economic growth and low unemployment are associated with small government and economic freedom...

Impact of Welfare Reform on New York City

Because of welfare reforms, New York City’s welfare caseload is 71 percent below its mid-1990s peak...

Increases in Federal Health Grants to States

Medicaid constitutes nearly two-thirds of federal grant money, making it the largest federal grant issued to the states...

Half of the Unemployed Have Given Up on Work

Forty-eight percent of unemployed Americans say that they "haven't had to look for work as hard" because of unemployment benefits...

Seattle's Proposed Minimum Wage Killing Jobs

A proposal to raise Seattle's minimum wage up to $15 is controversial, and while the measure has not passed, small businesses are panicked. Many businesses are holding off on expanding or hiring additional workers...

More States Use Teacher Performance in Employment Decisions

Sixteen states now require that teacher performance evaluations be used when making decisions about granting a teacher tenure or non-probationary status...

Manufacturers Having Trouble Filling Positions

The average manufacturing worker in the U.S. earned $77,505 in 2012, yet companies are having trouble filling these positions. For many, manufacturing invokes images of old factories, but today's manufacturing is modernized...

Evaluating Thorium as a Nuclear Energy Option

The nuclear energy industry has minimal experience working with thorium, compared to decades of experience working with uranium. This has deterred investment and kept companies from using the new technology...

Flaws in the FDA's Food Labeling Laws

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering a rule to revamp the labeling requirements on the back of food products...


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