Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

North Dakota: No Minimum Wage, High Entry-Level Wages

The state of North Dakota has no minimum wage policy, yet its citizens enjoy incredibly high entry-level wages...

U.K. Asks United States to End Haggis Ban

Imports of haggis, a traditional Scottish dish, have been outlawed in the United States since 1971...

Is Amazon a Bully for Charging Lower Prices?

The online giant Amazon is being compared to a "bully" who is "waging war" because it wants to sell books for less than what publishers and popular authors want customers to pay for them...

The Role of Uncertainty in the Great Recession

Fiscal uncertainty reduces output, consumption, investment and working hours...

McCarthy Rejects Gas Tax Hike

Newly elected House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy opposes the effort to boost federal gas taxes by 12 cents over the next two years...

Employment Growth Since 2000 Has Gone to Immigrants

Immigrants have been the recipients of the entire net employment growth in the United States since 2000...

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...


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