Daily Policy Digest

Black Child Poverty Rate Holds Steady Even as Other Groups See Declines

New study notes disproportionately high rates of poverty among African American children even as other groups have seen declines...

Political Incentives Harm Transportation Funding

Political agendas for transportation funding are leading to dangerous inefficiencies...

Iran Agreement: Deja Vu All Over Again

The lessons of Neville Chamberlain's failed diplomatic effort were not learned by President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry...

The Success of SNAP (Food Stamps) and the Desirability of Taxing Food

The non-taxability of SNAP benefits reduces the regressivity of the sales tax in states that tax food...

Uncertainty and the Geography of the Great Recession

Researchers find evidence for a causal role for uncertainty in increasing unemployment...

Household Spending Sensitive to Real Interest Rates

Most households are sensitive to changes in real interest rates...

Innovation and Top Income Inequality

There is a positive and significant correlation between innovativeness and top income inequality in the United States...

Lower Cost, Over-the-Counter Contraceptives

Allowing contraceptives as over the counter drugs could transform healthcare costs...

A Decline in the Desire to Work

Since the 1990s, the share of labor nonparticipants who report wanting to work has declined...

Living and Deceased Organ Donation Should Be Financially Neutral Acts

Eliminating financial disincentives to donation would raise the supply of organs...


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