Daily Policy Digest

Getting Rid of State and Local Tax Deductions

In 2012, the ability for individuals to deduct their individual income taxes reduced federal tax revenue by $45 billion, according to Office of Management and Budget estimates...

Economic Freedom Helps Poverty More Than Government Aid

Increasing the freedom of a state by one unit (the equivalent of the 40th freest state becoming the 7th freest state) increases the income of the poorest residents by 11 percent and the incomes of the top 20 percent by 4.3 percent...

$12 Billion Environmental Protection Agency Regulation

A recent study indicates that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's latest gasoline regulation will cost $12 billion...

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Proposal Means Higher Prices, No Health Benefits

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has presented no evidence that important safety information is currently being kept off of generic labels due to existing law...

Obama Tax Proposal Would Hurt Investment

A proposal from President Obama to tax investment returns would simply disincentivize investment...

The Growing Benefits of a Warmer World

Climate change over the last century has added 1.4 percent to global economic output; by 2025, that figure should reach 1.5 percent of gross domestic product...

Reducing Medicare Spending

Lowering spending on Medicare is necessary, but it is unlikely that the United States will actually see lower spending growth from the Affordable Care Act...

Getting Rid of Investor-State Dispute Settlement

The Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanism weakens the rule of law, forces public subsidization of investment risk and encourages outsourcing...

States Considering Gas Tax Hikes

Raising the gas tax is going to be difficult, so many states are trying to link their gas taxes to inflation or set the tax at a specific percentage per gallon, as 18 states and Washington, D.C., currently do...

America Needs to Rethink Retirement

A 2005 study of Japan found that increasing the retirement age from 60 years old to 65 years old could raise per capita gross domestic product by 10 percent by the year 2025...


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