Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

Seven Things Congress Can Do to Balance the Budget

Congress could adopt a joint budget resolution that reveals to the American people just how Congress intends to put the budget on a path to balance...

Amtrak Should Be Privatized

Privatizing Amtrak is the only option certain to prevent billions of taxpayer dollars from being wasted while providing the benefits that accompany competitive services...

Understanding International Trade and Financial Markets is Key for Globalization

For countries that do not appropriately anchor inflation, stabilizing the exchange rate through monetary policy will substantially increase macro instability and reduce overall welfare...

Nation's Budget is Still in Danger in the Long-Term

Spending on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security together with net interest is projected to account for 85 percent of spending growth according to the CBO...

Instructions for States Further Welfare Reforms

Welfare eligibility and enrollment have expanded significantly since the Great Recession began in late 2007...

Right-to-Work Laws Have More Benefits over Unions

Yesterday, Wisconsin became the 25th right-to-work (RTW) state after adopting laws that prevent unions from forcing workers to pay dues as a condition for employment...

The U.S. Economy in 2015: Still on the Upswing

Economists in public and private sectors expect a return to stable growth in 2015...

How Much Will The Farm Bill Cost? The Congressional Budget Office Doesn't Know

Congress could protect Americans by repealing the farm bill...

Policy Suggestions Based on Research Using Microdata

While international trade and capital flow usually benefit overall economic growth and reduce cross-country income inequality, trade and capital market liberalization could induce an increase in income inequality within a country...

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Patent Restrictions Will Discourage Innovation

Ignoring the tradition of non-intervention in licensing negotiations undermines support for strong patents, which are critical to economic growth and innovation...


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