Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

There Is No War on Women

The "war on women" may be a popular political tool, but it does not reflect reality...

The United States Could See Massive Economic Gains from Trade

Were the United States to engage in pro-trade policies, the country could see 10 million new jobs...

5.9 Percent Unemployment Doesn't Tell the Whole Story

While the unemployment rate fell in September, it was partly due to the drop in labor force participation...

Five Major Problems with the American Economy

Between the staggering number of Americans who have given up on work, the number of workers who want full-time jobs but are stuck in part-time positions and the number of students enrolled in graduate school only because of bleak job prospects, the U.S. labor market is suffering...

Women Forego Childbirth Due to Recession

Fewer babies are born when the economy is in trouble, and a new study indicates that some women in their childbearing years during the United States' Great Recession will forego having babies at all...

Unemployment Threatens Family Stability

Two new studies illustrate how long-term unemployment hurts not only workers, but their families...

Factory Construction Surges

According to the Department of Commerce, the higher-than-expected growth seen by the United States in the second quarter was in large part due to the rise in spending on new factories...

Critical Minerals: Rare Earths and the U.S. Economy

The United States is largely dependent on China for critical minerals, posing a serious threat to the American economy...

The Recovery That Left Out Almost Everybody

Despite the fact that the unemployment rate has fallen by almost 4 percent, average Americans continue to remain gloomy about the current economy and anxious about the future...

Big Retirement Fear: Outliving Your Savings

Almost half (46%) of investors in this country are worried they will outlive their savings in retirement, a new survey shows...


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