Daily Policy Digest

Distorting the Data to Show Income Inequality

Prominent studies on income inequality fail to take into account taxes, government benefits, nonmonetary compensation and the like. When those things are taken into account, the numbers change dramatically...

Medicaid Funding System Encourages More Spending

In 2013, there were 73 million Americans dependent on Medicaid. By 2024, that number is expected to reach 93 million...

Facing High Taxes, New Jersey Residents Want to Leave

Half of New Jersey residents want to leave New Jersey; 45 percent want to stay...

Debunking Myths Surrounding King v. Burwell

The Supreme Court recently announced that it will hear the case of King v. Burwell, in which plaintiffs have challenged the IRS's decision to grant subsidies to enrollees in federally-run exchanges...

United States Relies More on Individual Income Tax than OECD Peers

How does the United States' tax policy stack up to other developed nations? Compared to its peers in the OECD, the United States is more reliant on personal income taxes and less dependent on consumption taxes...

The ACA's Broken Promises

Have insurance premiums fallen by up to $2,500 for the typical family, as the president promised would happen under Obamacare? Nope. In reality, family premiums for employer-offered plans have increased by an average of nearly $3,500 since 2009...

Can Unions Use their Company Email for Union Business?

In 2007, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that employees did not have a right to use their employers' email systems to communicate with one another about ways to improve their working conditions...

Getting Rid of Double Taxation of Corporate Income

Tax experts often decry the "double taxation" of corporate income...

E-Cigarette Regulations Are Counterproductive

E-cigarettes can help smokers quit; between 7 and 20 percent of smokers have been successful in using e-cigarettes to quit their smoking habit...

Texas Lawmakers Should Stick to Policies of Growth

The state of Texas continues to outperform the other 49 states...


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