Daily Policy Digest

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Drug Labeling Proposal Needs Improvement

A new U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposal on generic drug safety labeling needs better analysis...

Minimum Wages: A Poor Way to Reduce Poverty

A government-mandated wage floor raises the cost of low-skilled labor, which incentivizes firms to cut jobs or reduce employee work hours...

Competition in Medicare

The Affordable Care Act made large cuts to Medicare Advantage-- the Congressional Budget Office placed the number at $150 billion over 10 years...

Geographic Variation in Medicare Spending

In 2012, Medicare spent 2.5 times more per beneficiary in Miami, Florida ($15,957) than it did in Grand Junction, Colorado ($6,569)...

Using Railroads Instead of Keystone XL

Canada's two largest railroads could transport between 600,000 and 800,000 barrels of Canadian crude oil every day within two years; Keystone XL's proposed capacity is 830,000 barrels per day...

The High Tax Burden on Dividend Income in the United States

The United States has the 9th highest top marginal tax rate on dividend income worldwide...

A New Model in Online Education

In some cases, less than 10 percent of students who register for a free massive open online course (MOOC) actually complete the course...

States Push to Drug Test Welfare Applicants

Utah instituted a questionnaire and drug testing policy for welfare applicants; 250 people were denied benefits and the state saved $350,000 in unpaid benefits...

Telemedicine Use Is Rising

Up to 70 percent of doctor visits can actually be handled over the phone...

"Green" Buildings Actually Use More Energy

According to a new report from the Environmental Policy Alliance, buildings that received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification use more energy than the buildings that did not...


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