Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

The Role of Uncertainty in the Great Recession

Fiscal uncertainty reduces output, consumption, investment and working hours...

McCarthy Rejects Gas Tax Hike

Newly elected House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy opposes the effort to boost federal gas taxes by 12 cents over the next two years...

Employment Growth Since 2000 Has Gone to Immigrants

Immigrants have been the recipients of the entire net employment growth in the United States since 2000...

Low-wage Employees Face Shrinking Workweeks

Low-wage workers are working an average hour per week less than they did in 2007, losing approximately $500 a year...

Uber Undermines Argument for Regulation

While taxi drivers across the globe go on strike to protest Uber, the internet-based passenger transport service continues to enjoy great success...

57 Percent of Young Mothers Unmarried

An increasing number of young women are unmarried when they have their first child...

More Americans Moving to the South and West

1.2 million Americans left the Northeast and the Midwest for the South and West in just three years, from 2010 to 2013...

Legal Challenge to Seattle Minimum Wage

Litigants argue that Seattle's minimum wage law is discriminatory in its treatment of businesses...

The Value of a Summer Job

Teenagers who work in high school have wages 10 to 15 percent higher than their peers after college graduation...

Mandatory Overtime: Hurting Working Women

President Obama has proposed to extend mandatory overtime pay to several million additional Americans, but the new rules will make it even more difficult for women to participate in the labor force...


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