Daily Policy Digest

The Cost of Income-Based Student Loan Repayment Programs

There is a concern that income-based student loan repayment programs incentivize students to attend more expensive colleges...

Ignoring Single-Parent Families in the Inequality Debate

Just 2 percent of children raised in two-parent families experience poverty long-term, while more than 20 percent of children in single-parent families live in long-term poverty...

Global Warming Facts versus Claims

The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest report puts its latest temperature rise cost estimates at just 0.2 percent to 2 percent of gross domestic product...

Why Are Progressives Fighting to Keep Poor Children in Failing Schools?

Research shows that charter schools not only improve the charters themselves, but the schools around them...

Why America's Doctors Are Unhappy

A whopping 9 out of 10 doctors discourage others from joining their profession, and more and more physicians are dissatisfied with their line of work...

Was the Panic over Banking Runs Justified?

Total bank deposits actually increased during the 2007-2009 financial crisis period, suggesting that withdrawals were simply being moved to what were seen as stronger, healthier institutions...

Uber's Surge Pricing Model

Late night weekend rides using Uber are more expensive than daytime rides, because passengers are willing to pay more and fewer drivers want to work such late nights...

Mandatory Spending on the Rise

In 1962, mandatory spending was less than 30 percent of overall federal spending, but last year a whopping 60 percent of federal spending was "mandatory"...

Tax Reform in New York

New York's tax reform bill drops the corporate tax rate from 7.1 percent to 6.5 percent -- the lowest rate that New York businesses have seen since 1968...

Walgreens May Move to Europe for Tax Break

By redomiciling abroad, Walgreens could increase its earnings per share by a whopping 75 percent...


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