Daily Policy Digest

California's High Speed Rail Project a Financial Disaster

California is plowing forward with its high speed rail plan, despite the fact that it lacks the funds to pay for the project...

Unemployment Is Down Because Fewer Americans Are Looking for Work

Because of the way that unemployment is measured, the falling unemployment rate overstates the health of the American labor market...

Experimenting with ESAs in Florida and Arizona

Parents have used Education Savings Accounts funds to customize education for their children, many of whom have seen their children blossom after years of struggling in the one-size-fits-all public education system...

What Has Obamacare Cost Small Business Workers? $22.6 Billion

On average, employees in firms with 50 to 99 employees lose $935 annually due to Obamacare...

Pennsylvania Taxpayers Hit with Pension Costs

Pennsylvania taxpayers will soon be hit with a barrage of new taxes to pay for public employees' retiree benefits...

China's New Urbanization Plan

The Prime Minister of China hopes to see 60 percent of the Chinese population living in cities by 2020 as a result of his "National Plan on New Urbanization"...

The Wage Hike Is Really a $5,700 Tax

If businesses are forced to pay an additional $2.85 per hour for all unskilled laborers, that amounts to an "unskilled labor tax" of $114 per week, adding up to $5,700 annually...

Government Share of Health Care Spending at Record High

In 2014, government spending -- at the federal, state and local level -- will constitute 46 percent of the country's health care spending...

Why Are There So Many Errors in the EITC Program?

A full quarter of EITC payments in a single year can be the product of errors, costing taxpayers $14 billion annually...

America's Public Schools: More Centralized, More Expensive

The United States has only increased spending on education, rising from $5,650 per student in 1970 to $12,608 per student in 2011, in inflation-adjusted dollars...


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