Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

Immigration and Drought Threaten California's Economy

Twelve percent of the United States population lives in California, yet, staggeringly, over 30 percent of America's welfare recipients are located in the state...

Does It Always Cost $245,000 to Raise a Child?

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a report this week detailing just how much a household spends to raise a child...

What is $100 Worth in Different States?

$100 is worth 40 percent more in Mississippi than the same amount of money in Washington, D.C...

Puerto Ricans Flocking to U.S. Mainland

Puerto Ricans leaving the island have cited economic issues as the primary reason for relocating...

Auto Loans Up, Home Loans Down

Americans took out new car loans at the fastest pace in eight years...

"Living Will" Process Gives Massive Power to Regulators

Under the Dodd-Frank Act, large "systemically important" financial institutions are required to submit a "living will" each year...

Barriers to Economic Growth in Africa

Africa is the least economically free region in the world, and it imposes high tariffs, which block trade...

Texas Attorney General Proposes Lifting Licensing Requirements

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has proposed getting rid of occupational licensing in jobs unrelated to health or safety...

Privatizing State-Owned Enterprises in Nepal

Public enterprises are government entities, so those enterprises' losses are borne by taxpayers...

Single Motherhood and Wealth

Single mothers tend to be younger, are less likely to have an education and are more likely to be black or Hispanic...


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