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Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

The Fed Is Holding Rates Down for All the Wrong Reasons

David Ranson, President and Director of Research at HCWE Worldwide Economics, explains that the Fed wrongly sees itself as the manager of the U.S. economy and promotes uncertainty in the market by not offering clear guidance on interest rate policy...

In the Minimum Wage Debate, There Is Still No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

The city of Tacoma, Washington will soon vote on competing ballot initiatives to boost their minimum wage...

The Rise and Fall of Consumption

Consumption is affected by many different factors...

Fracking Is Good for the Economy

The combining of horizontal drilling and hydrofracturing interacts with local geology to create an exogenous shock to county income and employment...

Immigrant Employment and Earnings Growth in Canada and the United States

Immigrants in Canada are more educated than immigrants in the United States or the native born Canadian population...

Wealth, Tastes, and Entrepreneurial Choice

Study highlights the nonpecuniary motivations for business ownership...

American Energy Needs Free Trade

Given recent growth in domestic energy production, America is in a position to export far more energy than U.S. trade laws currently allow...

Regulating Consumer Debt

Effective legal rules governing debt collection are essential to the efficient operation of the consumer credit economy...

Valuing Pension Funds

The main objective should be for pension plans to shift toward having discount rates reflect the risks of liabilities -- not the potential performance of assets...

The Affordable Care Act and the Labor Market: A First Look

Major parts of the Affordable Care Act, such as the employer mandate and the tax on high-premium plans still have to come into force, leaving long-term implications still unknown...


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