Daily Policy Digest

The Government Benefits from Fracking

State and local governments saved a total of $720 million on electricity and gas thanks to fracking. These significant savings are equivalent to the cost of hiring 25,000 full-time employees...

The Value of a Summer Job

Teenagers who work in high school have wages 10 to 15 percent higher than their peers after college graduation...

DC's Transportation Plan: Discouraging Driving

Washington, D.C.'s transportation plan will substitute high-cost urban transit for low-cost driving, even though transit emits more greenhouse gases per passenger mile than driving does...

Obamacare Subsidies: Tax Trouble

Americans enrolled in Obamacare exchange plans with government subsidies may find themselves owing money to the government if their actual earnings differs from their anticipated income...

Changes in Pension Plan Funding

As of 2012, within state and local pension plans, there was a $1 trillion shortfall between pensions earned and assets available to pay those pensions...

Mandatory Overtime: Hurting Working Women

President Obama has proposed to extend mandatory overtime pay to several million additional Americans, but the new rules will make it even more difficult for women to participate in the labor force...

Myths and Truths about the Canadian Health Care System

As debates on the future of American healthcare reforms rage on, it is important to dispel myths and misleading information about "Canadian-style" health care...

10 Economic Truths Not Understood by Liberals

While liberals often focus their policy arguments on compassion, compassion cannot trump basic economic truths...

Getting Rid of Central Planning in Education

Giving parents real, effective choices will require us to do away with top-down accountability measures...

ACA Subsidies: More Expensive than Projected?

A new government report indicates that the Affordable Care Act may cost considerably more than was projected...


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