Daily Policy Digest

Americans Pessimistic about U.S. Economy

Seventy-one percent of Americans believe that the recession has brought permanent, lasting changes to the American economy...

Using Life Expectancy to Measure Inequality

There are better ways to assess equality across the world: life expectancy and the distribution of education...

Grade Inflation Rampant on College Campuses

In the first half of the 1960s, 15 percent of college grades were As. Today, 43 percent of all college grades are As...

CBO Report Shows Impact of Obamacare

Between 2014 and 2024, health care spending among government health care programs will rise significantly...

Tax Credit Scholarships Create Academic Opportunities

Fourteen states across the nation have tuition tax credit programs, enabling students to enroll in schools that they may otherwise not be able to access...

The Growth of Federal Involvement in Education

Federal education funding for elementary and secondary education was $6.7 billion in 1964 (in 2013 dollars). In 2010, it was $80 billion...

Is the Unemployment Rate Accurate?

Many people see the unemployment rate as the main indicator of the health of the labor market, but the number may be questionable...

Obama Pushes International Climate Agreement

Reports have emerged that the Obama administration plans to push for an "international climate change agreement" that, unlike a formal treaty, would be entered into without Senate approval...

Desalinizing Water in Texas

Desalination takes brackish water and seawater and cleans it, removing the salt and turning it into water that can be used for irrigation and for drinking water...

Lawmakers Focus on Student Loans

Legislators focusing on student loans could garner political support from young people in the upcoming 2016 election...


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