Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

The Price Effects of Cash versus In-Kind Transfers

Villages in rural Mexico that received boxes of food instead of cash experienced a 4 percent decline in prices...

$15-hour Minimum Wage Could Harm America's Poorest Workers

Many employers will be very reluctant to pay high wages to workers with modest skills...

Has the Affordable Care Act Increased Part-time Employment?

The Affordable Care Act could cause a shift towards part-time work in the future as the mandate takes effect...

Recent Expansion Weaker than Previously Thought

Revised figures from the Commerce Department show a weaker economic expansion than previously estimated...

Despite Improved Job Market, Millennials Stay with Family

More Millennials are living with their family now then during the great recession even though their job prospects have improved...

Renewable Energy: Lobby's Report More Fog Than Light

Three of the four drivers of higher electricity costs in North Carolina are because of renewable energy mandates...

The Remote Transactions Parity Act

The Remote Transactions Parity Act forces businesses to serve as government tax collectors...

Step on the Gas! How to Extend America's Energy Advantage

A surprising energy boom in the U.S. could save U.S. energy markets...

The Employment and Income Effects of Raising America's Minimum Wage to $12 and to $15 per Hour

Raising the minimum wage could hurt the lower class...

Unemployment among Young Adults: Exploring Employer-Led Solutions

Improving the employment status of young adults and helping employers meet workforce needs are complementary goals...


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