Daily Policy Digest

Benefits of College Still Outweigh the Costs

Because the wages of high school graduates have also fallen, the college wage premium has remained near an all-time high...

McCarthy Rejects Gas Tax Hike

Newly elected House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy opposes the effort to boost federal gas taxes by 12 cents over the next two years...

Obamacare Increases Marginal Tax Rate on Labor by Six Percentage Points

Obamacare increases marginal tax rates on labor by 6 percent, making it one of the largest tax increases of the past seven decades...

Employment Growth Since 2000 Has Gone to Immigrants

Immigrants have been the recipients of the entire net employment growth in the United States since 2000...

Parents Support School Choice

Six out of ten parents say that the education system is on the wrong track...

Average U.S. Workers Pay 30 Percent of Earnings in Taxes

The average American earner faces an individual income tax and a payroll tax equal to 31.3 percent of his pre-tax income...

Court Strikes Down Recess Appointments

The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that President Obama's appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) without Senate confirmation were illegal...

Low-wage Employees Face Shrinking Workweeks

Low-wage workers are working an average hour per week less than they did in 2007, losing approximately $500 a year...

Medicaid Wasted $14.4 Billion in Improper Payments

Billions of dollars in Medicaid payments were made for treatments that were never provided or services that were not covered by the Medicaid program...

Uber Undermines Argument for Regulation

While taxi drivers across the globe go on strike to protest Uber, the internet-based passenger transport service continues to enjoy great success...


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