Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

Retired and Broke

The Government Accountability Office found 52 percent of households aged 55 and older have no retirement savings in an IRA or a defined contribution plan like a 401(k)...

Worker's Choice Can Improve Right-to-Work Laws

Nonmember employees may not want the union to interfere in disputes with employers, believing they could manage the situation better on their own...

The Importance of Narrowing the Income-Achievement Gap

For white men, the narrowing of the income-achievement gap translates to a narrowing in the lifetime wealth gap of roughly $50,000...

Governor Cuomo to Bypass State Legislature on Wages

Because of increased wages, fast food consumers will face fewer restaurants and higher prices. Some workers will lose their jobs...

Residential Investments from the Super-Rich Raise Home Prices

The rich invested approximately $25 billion in cross-border residential real estate in 2014...

Monetary Policy for the Next Recession

Bringing fiscal expansion to bear in an effective way proved difficult after 2008. Next time around, it might be harder still, because public debt has grown and concerns about government solvency will be greater...

Pension Payments Are Killing City Services

Skyrocketing pension costs cause public libraries, parks and recreation centers to shorten their hours or close...

Unions Want Exemption from the Minimum Wage Hikes They Fought For

Rather than caring about low-income Americans, unions care about their own power...

Economic Growth Sluggish in 2015

There was a decline in consumer confidence during the beginning of 2015...

Older Entrepreneurs Leading the Way

Since the 1990s, entrepreneurship has become especially pronounced among older households...


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