Daily Policy Digest

How to Increase the Value of a Dollar? Move.

Surgeons in Kansas make more than surgeons in any other state after adjusting for cost of living...

71 Percent of Obamacare Insurance Enrollment Gains Due to Medicaid

New enrollment data for the second quarter of 2014 reveals how Obamacare enrollment shook out among Medicaid and private coverage...

Democracies Less Likely to Go to War

In 1795, philosopher Immanuel Kant first suggested that those in democratic republics were less likely to support wars...

Copyright Protection for Course Syllabi?

How far can the copyright go? Controversy over the concept has been brewing at the University of Missouri...

Title IX: From Athletics to Assault

How did a federal law aimed at improving opportunities for college women to participate in athletics become a vehicle for extensive federal involvement in schools' sexual assault programs?...

Your Tax Dollars Paid for Swedish Massages for Rabbits

Unbelievably, the federal government spent $387,000 to give Swedish massages to rabbits and $856,000 to teach mountain lions to use treadmills...

Has the War on Poverty Worked?

One of the trickiest things about assessing developments in poverty is how difficult it is to measure. As Tanner and Hughes explain, the official poverty rate looks only at monetary income and fails to look at non-cash assistance from America's many welfare...

What Happens When Consumers Shop for Health Care?

Price transparency is hardly a novel concept. In health care, however, price transparency is quite uncommon...

Federal Report Says Yucca Mountain Repository Is Safe

A new report from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) concludes that storing nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain would be safe, contradicting the claims of many opponents who have argued that such a storage facility would be dangerous...

Report: Wind Power Raising Texas Electricity Prices

Of the 10 states most reliant on wind power, nine of them have seen their electricity prices rise at least five times faster than the national average...


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