Daily Policy Digest
|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...
|Unions Can't Raise Wage But High Productivity Can
Walmart's U.S. operations, with around a million hourly employees, generate about $330 billion...
|Wind Power Is Not Economically Feasible
Reason Foundation found it is not economically feasible to expect wind generation to produce more than 20 percent of operating electricity capacity...
|The Burden of Pension Costs on California Municipalities
A number of cities are spending more than 12 percent of total revenue on pension contributions...
|Affordable Care Act Could be Repealed by the Next President
Failure to harvest low-hanging fruit might doom patient-centered health reform to the forever future...