Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

The Effect of the Strong Dollar on U.S. Growth

The recent strengthening of the U.S. dollar has raised concerns about its impact on U.S. GDP growth...

Longer Hours, Not Higher Wages, Have Driven Modest Earnings Growth

61 percent of the rise in annual earnings of middle-earning households was due to increasing annual hours and not increasing wages...

As a Global Leader, America Should Ditch the Export Import Bank

The reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank is a bad idea on many levels...

The Changing Price of Oil Relative to Gold

The rising ratio of oil to gold is dangerous to crude oil prices...

Return-to-Work Outcomes Among Social Security Disability Insurance Program Beneficiaries

Individuals with a high disability insurance benefit amount are less likely to return to work...

Does it Matter Who Your Parents Are?

Children of parents who completed a bachelor's degree are much more likely to complete a bachelor's degree themselves...

Would People Behave Differently If They Better Understood Social Security?

Informing people about how Social Security works can increase labor participation by 4 percent...

Silicon Valley Doesn't Believe U.S. Productivity is Down

Google economist says the U.S does not have a productivity problem, it has a problem in the way productivity is measured...

The Nuances of Productivity

Old measures of productivity may be too outdated to account for new life-enhancing technology...

Pay Hike Strikes Fear in Los Angeles Garment Industry

A minimum wage hike in Los Angeles could harm the garment industry and cause job losses in the area...


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