Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

Will U.S. Taxpayers Need to Bailout the Federal Housing Administration?

More than 16 percent of Federal Housing Administration loans have been delinquent 30 days or more over the past two years; over 11 percent were delinquent 60 days or more...

Natural Disasters: How to Recover

While disaster recovery isn't a race, when rebuilding lags, residents become less likely to return...

Young Adults Missing out on Job Market's Slow Gains

In the 20-24 year old age group, the jobless rate was 13.2 percent, which is floating about where it's been stuck for over a year...

Free Trade, Free Markets: Rating the 112th Congress

The congressional trade agenda during the 112th Congress was largely reactionary to external events...

High Unemployment Caused by Welfare Programs

A better measure of a strong labor market is the proportion of the population that is working, not the proportion that isn't...

Steps for Asia toward Economic Growth

Freedom and prosperity bloomed on Asian soil because government interventions were curtailed and markets unleashed...

Nationalization of the Housing Sector Should Be Stopped

The U.S. housing finance sector has become a largely nationalized and socialized "government housing complex"...

Homeownership Is Still Part of the American Dream

The dream of homeownership in America is not at all dead, but is simply evolving...

Canadian Advice the United States Should Follow

Canada's score on "economic freedom" in the Fraser Institute's Economic Freedom of the World report is now higher than the score for the United States...

How Germany Became the Savior of the Eurozone

Germany's unemployment rate, which approached 10 percent in 2005, now approaches 5 percent, well below even the United States...


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