Daily Policy Digest

Americans Paying for High Cost Subsidies for Low Wind Energy Output

The wind energy sector received 42 percent of total federal subsidies while producing only 2 percent of the nation's total electricity...

Your Tax Refund Is an Interest-Free Loan to the Government

Getting a refund means you paid too much in taxes last year and the government is paying that money back — without interest...

STEM Degrees Offer Better Job Security

Today, there are 277,000 STEM job vacancies, and it is estimated that there could be 2.4 million vacancies by 2018...

Competency-Based Education: Good Idea or Bad Idea?

Policymakers and higher education reform advocates have become increasingly interested in competency-based education (CBE) as a potential solution to many of the key challenges in higher education today...

Will China's Composite Index Replace the Dow?

More than half of the top 20 investment banks and brokers measured by market capitalization now come from China...

Oil Price Drop Forcing Commodity-Rich Countries to Sell Off Foreign Assets

Oil futures in New York traded at $52.78 a barrel today, 49 percent lower than a year ago...

Jock Tax Gives Professional Athletes Additional Burden

Professional athletes must file returns for many of the states and some of the cities where they play, a levy commonly known as the jock tax...

MACRA Is Not Cutting It

Medicare Doc Fix Adds $500 Billion to National Debt...

Generous Welfare and Increasing Minimum Wage Decrease the Labor Force Participation Rate

With broader eligibility for government-provided food stamps, health care and disability benefits, it has become more advantageous for some people to stay home than to work...

Why Are Food Stamps Considered an Agricultural Program?

Members of Congress need to thoughtfully discuss significant issues regarding agricultural programs and food stamps...


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