Daily Policy Digest

Government Issues

Ten Agencies Doing One Task

In the past, the Government Accountability Office has identified 162 areas marked by fragmentation, duplication, overlap and inefficiency; this year, it added 26 new areas to that list...

New Banking Reforms Are Not Real Reform

U.S. regulatory agencies have released a number of rules aimed at preventing another housing crisis, but the new regulations are completely irrelevant and do not address the real source of potential trouble...

Using Property Rights in Fishery Management

A property rights-based fishery management system would create incentives that can solve overfishing problems...

Transportation Finance Report: 2014

Last year, $33.6 billion was invested in infrastructure investment funds, the highest level of investment in the last five years...

Surface Transportation Report: 2014

Thirty-six states and Puerto Rico have some type of legislation enabling transportation public-private partnerships, but many are limited or specific to certain projects...

Air Transportation Privatization

At the end of 2010, 22 percent of Europe's 404 main airports were either wholly investor-owned or had public-private ownership...

Red Tape under Obama

Over the last five years, the Obama administration has issued 157 new major rules at an annual cost of $73 billion; already, regulators have identified 125 more major rules that they plan to work on in 2014...

Incarcerating Juvenile Status Offenders

States and courts should reexamine the use of confinement for juvenile status offenses, based on the non-serious nature of the status offense and the less expensive and more effective alternatives that exist...

Tesla Sales Regulations Harm Consumers

Fifty-seven million Americans live in states where Tesla cannot legally sell its cars...

Government Secrecy Up

The government withheld information on the basis of national security 8,496 times last year -- that is a record, and it is a 57 percent increase over 2012...


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