Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

Key Points in Texas Governor Abbott's Budget Reforms

Texas Governor, Greg Abbot, a fiscal conservative, did not waste time making recommendations for spending limit reform and relief that would help restrain the footprint of government...

Federal Financial Regulators Prevent Free Enterprise

Federal financial regulators celebrated the New Year by compiling more than 11,000 pages of rules and regulations, most of which are aimed at the free enterprise capitalist system...

Export-Import Bank: Reform Now or be Shut Down

Congress would do well to consider the various drawbacks related to reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank, which includes distortions in the distribution of labor and capital and higher consumer costs...

Public Sector Jobs Have More Advantages During the Great Recession

Government employment has a sizable advantage over private sector employment with respect to job security...

Hispanics to Dominate Job Growth by 2020

Within 20 years, the Hispanic population could hold 11 million of the 14 million new jobs...

Wealthy People Are Not the Greatest Threat to Poor Neighborhoods

High-poverty areas do not suffer when gentrifiers move in...

Congress Should Not Rush Patent Reform

A new bill, the Innovation Act, attempts to tackle patent abuse...

Community Banks Struggle under Dodd-Frank Regulations

Large banks can better bear the regulations imposed by federal regulators due to economies of scale...

Unemployment Is Down, but Real Earnings Remain Underwhelming

While the American economy added 250,000 jobs in January, Americans who are polled still say the country is "heading in the wrong direction."...

Is Sugar Protectionism Too Sweet Of A Deal To Reform?

Sugar protectionism has only resulted in higher prices for American consumers...


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