Daily Policy Digest

Detroit's New 3-Mile Light-Rail Line

The federal government has given Detroit $41 million in taxpayer subsidies to build light rail, and supporters have asked for another $12 million for the project...

Paying for Public Employee Health Costs

In school districts where union power is weaker, districts are more likely to reduce health care costs by reducing benefits...

Federal Poverty Measurement Is Misleading

Poverty is a measurement of income below a specific threshold, yet income includes only wages and salaries -- not welfare benefits...

Legal Battles Rage over Hepatitis-C Drugs

Drug companies can obtain patents for a "method of use" that utilizes drugs belonging to other patent owners...

TSA Raises Passenger Fees

The TSA is raising fees as a result of a budget deal agreed to by Congress in December, and the agency believes that the measure will raise $16.9 billion in additional revenue...

California Lawsuit Threatens Forced Union Dues

A lawsuit that threatens to end forced union dues is winding its way to the Supreme Court...

Death Tax Hurts Small Businesses and Minorities

Repealing the death tax would add almost 1 million new small business jobs...

Missouri Fights Prescription Database

States use drug databases to track medications and prescriptions in order to identify individuals who are acquiring painkillers and other addictive drugs...

CBO Predicts Increasing Debt As Baby-Boomers Retire

Due to rising health care costs, the average couple retiring in 2015 will have paid $140,000 to Medicare, yet will receive $430,000 in Medicare benefits...

Serial Entrepreneurs More Likely to Succeed in Business

Once someone becomes an entrepreneur for a second time, they are more likely to become an entrepreneur for a third time, and so on...


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