Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

American Shipping Law Raises Consumer Costs

The Jones Act requires all goods shipped between American ports to be carried by American-made, American-owned ships and crewed by American residents...

Licensing Laws Raise Prices, Hurt Consumers

Twenty-four states require licenses to be a coach...

Getting Rid of Depreciation with Full Expensing

Allowing businesses to deduct their expenditures in the year that they are purchased would make investment more attractive, create jobs and raise wages...

The Economic "Recovery" Isn't So Great

ECONOMY — America has not seen an economic recovery as slow as today's in the last five decades...

House Passes Regulatory Reform Bill

The Regulatory Accountability Act would impose tougher standards on would-be regulators...

Cutting Unemployment Benefits Created Jobs

Cutting extended unemployment benefits created 1.8 million new jobs in 2014...

The Link between Federal Policy and Lower Wages

American wages began declining in 2010, the same time that Congress passed Dodd-Frank and the Affordable Care Act...

Inequality Report Offers Misleading Numbers

A new report from Oxfam International made headlines when it concluded that half of the world's wealth is owned by a mere one percent of the world's population...

United States Ranks Twelfth for Economic Freedom

The Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal have released their 2015 Index of Economic Freedom...

Debunking Income Inequality Myths

Income inequality may be a popular topic, but it's also one that's largely misunderstood...


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