Daily Policy Digest

The Costs of the Affordable Care Act Still High

Between 2014 and 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services projects $2.757 trillion in spending for private insurance overhead...

What Percentage of the Population Participates in Government Assistance Programs Each Month?

According to a U.S. Census Bureau report, approximately 52.5 million (21.3 percent) people in the U.S. participated in major means-tested government assistance programs each month in 2012...

Monetary Policy for the Next Recession

Bringing fiscal expansion to bear in an effective way proved difficult after 2008. Next time around, it might be harder still, because public debt has grown and concerns about government solvency will be greater...

Pension Payments Are Killing City Services

Skyrocketing pension costs cause public libraries, parks and recreation centers to shorten their hours or close...

Market Based Reforms Could Improve Obamacare

Congress should replace the ACA's star-rating system for rebates and instead rebate 100 percent of the difference directly to the senior...

Open Skies Agreements Lead to Airfare Savings

Open Skies Agreements have lowered airfare 15 percent and increased international flight operations for consumers...

The Demise of Traditional Hydro-Power

While the federal government owns only 8 percent of the total number of hydroelectric facilities, it accounts for 52 percent of total hydro generation due to the large size of its facilities...

Unions Want Exemption from the Minimum Wage Hikes They Fought For

Rather than caring about low-income Americans, unions care about their own power...

Economic Growth Sluggish in 2015

There was a decline in consumer confidence during the beginning of 2015...

Older Entrepreneurs Leading the Way

Since the 1990s, entrepreneurship has become especially pronounced among older households...


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