Daily Policy Digest

Once Again, Charter Schools Are Proving Their Value

In June, 3.3 million American teenagers will graduate from high school. Just 80 percent of them graduate in four years, a share that declines to 65 percent among African-Americans...

Tuition Not the Only High Cost for College Students

Currently, The Department of Education imposes an astounding 93.9 million hours of paperwork across all levels of the agency...

Corporate Income Tax: Reform Now

The United States has the highest corporate tax rate in the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development...

Certificate-of-Need Programs Do Not Increase Health Care for the Poor

Currently, 36 states and the District of Columbia prohibit entry or expansion of healthcare facilities through "certificate-of-need" (CON) programs...

Frac Sand Safe Despite What Environmentalists Say

Some environmental activist groups and community organizers contend silica sand mining presents significant threats to human health and the environment. Scientific evidence strongly refutes such claims...

Generous Education Subsidies Increase College Enrollments

On average, about 45 percent of all college graduates ages 25-50 work in the state where they were born, but this figure is above 65 percent for Texas and California, and it is below 25 percent for Alaska and Wyoming...

Congratulations! Here Is Your Diploma and $27,000 in Student Loan Debt

Since 2004, overall student loan debt increased by 325 percent...

Tesla Becomes the Harbinger of Doom for Utilities

Utilities are losing customers. Tesla Energy already has over 38,000 pre-ordered Powerwall systems...

The Highway Trust Fund Is Almost Insolvent

The Highway Trust fund is running a $13 billion cash flow deficit this year and is expected to exhaust all its money sometime in July unless lawmakers take action...

United States Federal Regulatory State is Larger than India's Economy

In 2014, agencies issued 16 new regulations for every law—that is 3,554 new regulations compared to 224 new laws...


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