National University System Institute for Policy Research

NAFTA: Should it be renegotiated?
SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, May 26, 2017 - Q: Should the North American Free Trade Agreement be renegotiated? Continue reading »
Too much beer? EconoMeter panelists weigh in
SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, May 19, 2017 - Question: With 142 breweries locally, is San Diego near the tapped out point? Continue reading »
Will younger workers lose out on jobs?
OUR CITY SAN DIEGO, May 16, 2017 - San Diego's minimum wage is on an upward trajectory, and the region is already feeling the effects. Restaurants such as Sammy's Woodfired Pizza and Corvette Diner have added surcharges to customers' bills. The YMCA raised its membership rates to cover increased labor costs. And some business owners fear reduced sales and profits. Continue reading »
Will single-payer health care in California help the economy?
SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, May 12, 2017 - This week's question is inspired by the recent move in the House of Representatives to replace parts of the Affordable Care Act and California Senate Bill 562 that aims to create a single-payer health care system in the state. Question: Would a single-payer health care system in California be better for the state's economic health? Continue reading »
Trump tax reform eliminates local tax deductions, but is it a good thing?
SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, May 5, 2017 - This week's question is inspired by the Trump administration's tax reform proposal that included deductibility of state and local taxes. QUESTION: Should state and local taxes no longer be deductible on federal income tax returns, as the Trump administration proposes? Continue reading »

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