Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

Low-wage Employees Face Shrinking Workweeks

Low-wage workers are working an average hour per week less than they did in 2007, losing approximately $500 a year...

Uber Undermines Argument for Regulation

While taxi drivers across the globe go on strike to protest Uber, the internet-based passenger transport service continues to enjoy great success...

57 Percent of Young Mothers Unmarried

An increasing number of young women are unmarried when they have their first child...

More Americans Moving to the South and West

1.2 million Americans left the Northeast and the Midwest for the South and West in just three years, from 2010 to 2013...

Legal Challenge to Seattle Minimum Wage

Litigants argue that Seattle's minimum wage law is discriminatory in its treatment of businesses...

The Value of a Summer Job

Teenagers who work in high school have wages 10 to 15 percent higher than their peers after college graduation...

Mandatory Overtime: Hurting Working Women

President Obama has proposed to extend mandatory overtime pay to several million additional Americans, but the new rules will make it even more difficult for women to participate in the labor force...

10 Economic Truths Not Understood by Liberals

While liberals often focus their policy arguments on compassion, compassion cannot trump basic economic truths...

Which U.S. Cities Are Leading the Recovery?

While the U.S. economy overall has struggled to overcome the Great Recession, some cities have bounced back...

License Requirements Hinder Small Businesses

Utah, Idaho, Kansas, Virginia and Texas were ranked the top states for small business-friendly licensing requirements...


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