Thursday, November 8, 2012

Daily Policy Digest for November 8, 2012

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November 8, 2012

The Coming Entitlements Cliff

For the 2012 fiscal year, the nation spent around $2.2 trillion of its $3.7 trillion budget on entitlement programs...


Oil, Gas and Coal Can Prime the Jobs Pump

For every hydrocarbon related job (oil, gas and coal), six jobs are added in sectors from manufacturing to information services...


The Myth of the Resource Curse

Resource rich countries tend to have lower rates of economic growth, and rarely mature into diversified and stable economies...


Does Stock Market Performance Influence Retirement Intentions?

It isn't clear whether there is any correlation between stock market performance and retirement decisions of those in the labor force...


The Independent Payment Advisory Board and Access to Health Care

The Independent Payment Advisory Board's mandate is too narrow and reductions are going to come from programs that represent less than half of overall spending in Medicare...


Upcoming Events

Mallory Factor
On November 14, 2012, Mallory Factor, author of New York Times Bestseller Shadowbosses; How Government Employee Unions Control America and Rob Taxpayers Blind, will speak as a part of the Economic Policy Forum and Author Series in Dallas, Texas. Learn more

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