Daily Policy Digest

As Durable-Goods Orders Fall So Does the GDP

U.S. companies remain cautious about spending amid weak global demand and a strengthening dollar...

Retail Investors May Chase Oil at a Risk

After withdrawing $50 billion from commodities in 2013 and another $28 billion in 2014, passive investors pumped a net $9.5 billion into commodities through mid-March...

Parents Support More Educational Choice

It might be impossible to create an environment to show natural enthusiasm for knowledge at district schools because everything is both free and compulsory...

More at Risk than Low Test Scores When Taking the SAT

Testing companies have begun monitoring students' social media accounts looking for test question leaks...

New Rules Introduce Dynamic Scoring to Tax Law

If the government increases the tax rate 10 percent, revenues will rise less than 10 percent because the base will shrink in response to the higher rate..

School Choice More than a Private and Charter School Issue

School choice improves academic outcomes for participants and public schools, saves taxpayer money, moves students into more integrated classrooms, and strengthens the shared civic values and practices essential to American democracy...

Longer Work Commutes Affect the Economy

Between 2000 and 2012, the number of jobs within the typical commute distance for residents in a major metro area fell by 7 percent. The number of jobs increased in only 29 of the nation's 96 largest metro areas...

Poorer Students Do Not Benefit From Lower Student Loan Interest Rates

Changes to student loan programs can be expensive, therefore, Congress could consider if expanding loans is worth the cost before adopting Senator Warren's legislation proposal...

Congress Should Balance the Budget

The budget is a critical tool in Congress' legislative arsenal to correct the current fiscal course...

Veterans Deserve Better Health Care Delivery

A recent nation-wide survey shows 88 percent of veterans favor the option to choose their own medical provider...


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