Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

Forced Union Dues Have Crushed Illinois Taxpayers

On Monday, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner (R) signed an executive order making union dues voluntary for public employees...

MyRA or the Highway?

The new MyRA retirement accounts are a bad idea for young workers who wish to save for retirement, due to their low rate of return, writes Pam Villarreal...

An Obstacle to Bringing Jobs Back to America: Taxes and Regulations

Some American companies have started bringing jobs back to U.S. shores, but much more needs to be done at the state level to encourage companies to investment domestically...

First in Freedom Index

The John Locke Foundation found that Florida is the most free state in terms of tax and fiscal policy, regulations, education and health care policy...

The War on Marriage

Great Society legislation ignored and thwarted the most effective antipoverty program: marriage...

How Has the U.S. Manufacturing Sector Fared Since the Recession?

There are 1.4 million fewer workers in factories today than there were in December 2007...

Reflections during Black History Month: How the Minimum Wage Hurts Black Americans

The NCPA has compiled a list of government policies -- from housing law to education, welfare programs, tax policy and employment-related laws -- that are hurting black Americans...

Looking at Florida as an Example of Free Trade

One-third of Florida's exports go to countries with whom the United States has a free trade agreement...

The Benefits of Right-to-Work Laws

From 2002 to 2012, states with right-to-work laws saw a 7.2 percent increase in payroll employment, compared to a 2 percent increase in other states...

Reforming the Regulatory State

Regulations cost Americans 9 billion hours of paperwork in order to comply...


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