Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

China's Excess Metal Supply Leads to Calls for Tariffs in the United States and Europe

Steel producers around the globe are seeking government protection from falling prices...

Why Are the Budget Reforms Important?

U.S. public debt, which has the largest share of the debt, doubled since before the Great Recession...

Social Security Disability Awards Reform Can Restore Dignity and Efficacy to the System

Over the past decade, judicial impartiality has declined significantly, as many administrative-law judges uncritically approve most Social Security Disability claims...

Solution to Wage Stagnation: Innovation

The reason why advanced industries do not have a wage stagnation is that they are distinguished by their strong orientation to technology, innovation and skilled workers to develop and scale up new products...

Seven Things Congress Can Do to Balance the Budget

Congress could adopt a joint budget resolution that reveals to the American people just how Congress intends to put the budget on a path to balance...

Amtrak Should Be Privatized

Privatizing Amtrak is the only option certain to prevent billions of taxpayer dollars from being wasted while providing the benefits that accompany competitive services...

Understanding International Trade and Financial Markets is Key for Globalization

For countries that do not appropriately anchor inflation, stabilizing the exchange rate through monetary policy will substantially increase macro instability and reduce overall welfare...

Nation's Budget is Still in Danger in the Long-Term

Spending on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security together with net interest is projected to account for 85 percent of spending growth according to the CBO...

Instructions for States Further Welfare Reforms

Welfare eligibility and enrollment have expanded significantly since the Great Recession began in late 2007...

Right-to-Work Laws Have More Benefits over Unions

Yesterday, Wisconsin became the 25th right-to-work (RTW) state after adopting laws that prevent unions from forcing workers to pay dues as a condition for employment...


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