Daily Policy Digest

Income Inequality and the NBA

The United States would likely see less effort from aspiring managers if greater effort and upward mobility meant exorbitant taxes...

States Trying to Give Control over Roads to Cities

The states that own the smallest percent of road networks are New Jersey (6 percent), Kansas (7 percent), Iowa (8 percent), Michigan (8 percent) and Massachusetts (8 percent)...

Transitioning to Broadband

The Federal Communications Commission's focus on preserving the status quo means that the agency has done little to actually look at the benefits of an Internet protocol transition...

The Real Wage Gap Problem

Since 1980, men's wages have risen only by 6 percent, while women's wages have risen by 60 percent...

New Studies Indicate Problems with ObamaCare Enrollment Figures

In total, only 3.9 million people actually enrolled in insurance plans through the state or federal exchanges -- not 7.1 million...

Liberating the Poor from Poverty

A work safety net -- which would guarantee a full-day, minimum-wage job -- could completely eliminate poverty in America, says Peter Ferrara, a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis...

To Help U.S. Workers Find Jobs, Eliminate or Slash Corporate Income Tax

One major reason to reform the corporate income tax, which generates just 1.8 percent of the nation's gross domestic product, is to attract capital back to the United States to save the country from fiscal collapse, says Laurence Kotlikoff, a senior fellow with National Center for Policy Analysis...

Changes to U.S. Census Questions Could Cloud ObamaCare Impact

The U.S. Census Bureau is altering the questions it asks about health insurance so fundamentally that it will be hard to weigh the impact of President Obama's health care law against previous year's findings...

Why It's So Hard to Cut Medicare

Like your friend who always insists he plans to start a diet tomorrow, attempts to cut Medicare follow a similar pattern: lawmakers keep delaying spending cuts, pushing fiscally responsible measures aside until tomorrow...

Income Taxes Rise Worldwide in 2013

Governments in developed economies raised income taxes for the third straight year in 2013 in a drive to cut their budget deficits, while real incomes declined in a number of rich countries...


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