Daily Policy Digest

Economic Issues

Holding onto Stocks during the Recession Yielded Benefits

From 2009 to the present, stock values have almost tripled...

Minimum Wage Leads to Benefit Cuts, Unemployment

How does the minimum wage remain so popular if it has such negative effects? Most people only see the paychecks that rise, while few see the negative effects that follow...

Reforming Italy's Labor Laws

Firing a worker in Italy for poor performance is incredibly difficult, and employers have to convince a judge that there is no alternative option available...

Michigan Bans Tesla Sales

The state of Michigan has banned the sale of Teslas, a move which will only hurt Michigan residents...

Canadians Saving Billions with Tax-Free Accounts

In 2009, Canada introduced Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs), and the results have been overwhelming...

Millennials Saving with 401(k)s in Record Numbers

During the first six months of 2014, Millennial enrollment in 401(k) savings plans increased by 55 percent...

How to Increase the Value of a Dollar? Move.

Surgeons in Kansas make more than surgeons in any other state after adjusting for cost of living...

Income Inequality Is Not the Problem It's Claimed to Be

Households in the top quintile had an average of two earners in every household in 2013; in the bottom quintile, however, households had an average of just 0.5 workers per household...

A New Food Stamp Pattern

Traditionally, the number of Americans receiving SNAP benefits rises during poor economic times and falls during good ones. But that is not what is happening today...

Sixty Percent of Americans in Poverty Not Working

Americans were much better off in 2000 than they were in 2013...


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