Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

4 Million Americans are Long-Term Unemployed

The longer that a person is unemployed, the more difficult it becomes for him to find employment...

Facts About the Export-Import Bank

In 2013 alone, the Boeing Company benefited from more than 66 percent of Ex-Im loan guarantees...

Misleading the Public on the Minimum Wage

The President is using misleading data to argue in favor of raising the minimum wage...

Federal Poverty Measurement Is Misleading

Poverty is a measurement of income below a specific threshold, yet income includes only wages and salaries -- not welfare benefits...

CBO Predicts Increasing Debt As Baby-Boomers Retire

Due to rising health care costs, the average couple retiring in 2015 will have paid $140,000 to Medicare, yet will receive $430,000 in Medicare benefits...

Serial Entrepreneurs More Likely to Succeed in Business

Once someone becomes an entrepreneur for a second time, they are more likely to become an entrepreneur for a third time, and so on...

Why Does Trash Collection Cost So Much in NYC?

It costs twice as much for New York City's Department of Sanitation to haul away trash than it costs private firms...

Increase in Disability Benefits Linked to Decrease in Labor Force Participation

While adults may cease work for reasons separate from the health of the economy, the LFP rate generally decreases when the economy is performing poorly, because workers, feeling defeated, give up looking for jobs...

Tesla Prepared to Fight Long Battle against Car Dealers

As Tesla continues to enjoy massive popularity, car dealers are hoping to prevent the manufacturer from directly distributing its vehicles...

Large Retailers Provide Higher Wages, More Opportunities than Small Retailers

Big-box retailers have been criticized for offering low wages, but a report published by the National Bureau of Economic Research shows that the growth of large chains and retailers raises wage rates relative to smaller, mom-and-pop establishments...


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