Daily Policy Digest

What Is the Tax Gap?

Between 2001 and 2012, more than 4,600 changes were made to the tax code -- an average of more than one per day...

Economic Pessimism after the Recession

Just 29 percent of Americans believe the recession created temporary changes in the economy, while 71 percent believe the recession had created a permanent change in economic conditions...

New Department of Education Rules Target Single-Sex Classrooms

Some public schools use single-sex classrooms and teaching techniques based on students' genders, but the programs may not last…...

Millennials Leaving the Government Workforce

According to a report in the Washington Post, just 7 percent of Americans employed by the federal government were under the age of 30...

U.S. Carbon Emission Cuts Will Raise Energy Costs

With greater carbon dioxide regulation, domestic energy and production costs will rise…...

Despite Steady Temperatures, Policymakers Plow Forward with Climate Change Agenda

While pundits continue to talk about the dangers of global warming, the globe actually hasn't seen warming since 1998...

It Costs More to Make Pennies and Nickels than They're Worth

It costs the government 1.7 cents to make a penny and more than 8 cents to make a nickel...

Economic Benefits of Fracking and Horizontal Drilling

Hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling techniques have opened American shale and allowed the United States to capitalize on its vast oil and gas resources...

Is Obamacare Responsible for a Spending Slowdown?

Has Obamacare slowed health care cost growth?...

Increasing Investment with Bonus Depreciation

When businesses make investments (such as purchasing equipment or buildings), they cannot deduct the full cost of those expenses in the same way that they would with other types of expenses...


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