Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

Is There Really a Gap Between Wages and Productivity?

Many people encouraging an increase in the minimum wage will cite Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) figures showing that productivity since 1973 has gone up 100 percent...

Is U.S. Manufacturing Making a Comeback?

Manufacturing may be making a comeback, at least according to some economists. But skeptics are not so sure...

Obamanomics Hurting Millennials

In the years following the Great Recession, economic growth has been anemic, especially for millennials...

What Makes a Country Successful? Small Government, Economic Freedom

The majority of the time, rising per-capita incomes, economic growth and low unemployment are associated with small government and economic freedom...

Unnecessary Licensing Raises Consumer Prices and Kills Jobs

In Minnesota, it takes more classroom time to become a cosmetologist than to become a lawyer...

Federal Regulations Drive Up Consumer Prices

The 36 economically significant regulations issued by the Obama administration increase consumer prices by more than $11,000...

Residents and Businesses Flee California

California lost 410,000 residents to Nevada and Arizona between 2000 and 2010, taking nearly $12 billion in adjusted growth income with them...

Overregulation Hurts Job Creation and Economic Growth

According to entrepreneurs, regulatory burdens, complexity and uncertainty are dampening their ability to launch new businesses and create jobs...

Explaining the Wage Gender Gap

Differences in male and female compensation are the product of education, choice of occupation, hours worked, experience, non-cash benefits and career interruptions...

What Makes a Country Successful? Small Government, Economic Freedom

The majority of the time, rising per-capita incomes, economic growth and low unemployment are associated with small government and economic freedom...


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