Daily Policy Digest

Debunking Global Warming Claims: National Security Concerns and Shrinking Glaciers

The Antarctic Ice Sheet has grown steadily since the government first began measuring it in 1979...

Community Banks Struggle under Dodd-Frank Regulations

Large banks can better bear the regulations imposed by federal regulators due to economies of scale...

Is College Necessary?

Might America start to see fewer students enter college and head straight into the workforce?...

35 Percent of Americans Want Pension Reform to be a "Top Priority" for Government

A new Reason-Rupe telephone poll of 1,003 adults found that 72 percent of Americans are concerned about their state and local government's abilities to fund public employee pensions...

Unemployment Is Down, but Real Earnings Remain Underwhelming

While the American economy added 250,000 jobs in January, Americans who are polled still say the country is "heading in the wrong direction."...

Is Sugar Protectionism Too Sweet Of A Deal To Reform?

Sugar protectionism has only resulted in higher prices for American consumers...

Reflections during Black History Month: Welfare Policy and Marriage

Out-of-wedlock births are the second key cause of poverty (next to lack of employment), but the structure of welfare benefits encourages single parenthood and family breakups...

The Best States to Find a Job

North Dakota sits in first place for the best hiring climate, where it has been for the last six years due to energy development...

EPA Mercury Rule Based on Silly Science

In addition to the fact that mercury constitutes a tiny portion of the atmosphere, the EPA is tackling a problem based on misleading data...

Reflections during Black History Month: How Government Policy Affects Quality, Affordable Housing

"Smart growth" urban planning (in an effort to reduce "urban sprawl") prices lower- and middle-income families out of the housing market...


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