Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

Americans Pessimistic about U.S. Economy

Seventy-one percent of Americans believe that the recession has brought permanent, lasting changes to the American economy...

Is the Unemployment Rate Accurate?

Many people see the unemployment rate as the main indicator of the health of the labor market, but the number may be questionable...

Should Cities Pass Right-to-Work Laws?

Currently, twenty-four states have right-to-work (RTW) laws, which allow employees to work without paying union dues...

Problems with Fixing Immigration via Executive Order

Any order granting legal status to undocumented workers would immediately be challenged in court...

We Need More Job Creation

In order to get the economy on track, the country would need to see 5.2 million new hires each month...

Immigration and Drought Threaten California's Economy

Twelve percent of the United States population lives in California, yet, staggeringly, over 30 percent of America's welfare recipients are located in the state...

Does It Always Cost $245,000 to Raise a Child?

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a report this week detailing just how much a household spends to raise a child...

What is $100 Worth in Different States?

$100 is worth 40 percent more in Mississippi than the same amount of money in Washington, D.C...

Puerto Ricans Flocking to U.S. Mainland

Puerto Ricans leaving the island have cited economic issues as the primary reason for relocating...

Auto Loans Up, Home Loans Down

Americans took out new car loans at the fastest pace in eight years...


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