Daily Policy Digest

Government Issues

President Obama's $488 Billion Regulatory Burden

This year alone, the Obama administration published more than $231 billion in regulatory costs...

Majority in United States Still Say Government Doing Too Much

Only 39 percent of Americans believe that the government should do more to solve the nation's problems...

Where Is Private Note Issue Legal?

Government issued notes need to meet two demands: the first being people want notes to make hand-to-hand transactions and the second being that banks can use them as a reserve...

Honduras Sets Stage for Three Privately Run Cities

In six months, investors will begin constructing three cities in Honduras that are privately run with their own government, laws and tax systems...

Unelected Unions: Why Workers Should Be Allowed to Choose Their Representatives

In Florida, 10 of the largest school districts unionized; only 1 percent of the teachers who voted for the union representatives teach today...

Who Plans Best for Natural Disasters?

The private sector can quickly move supplies because they have decentralized and local knowledge, giving employees a lot of discretion on how best to respond when natural disasters occur...

Libertarian Roots of the Tea Party

Forty-eight percent of tea partiers consider themselves libertarians while 51 percent said they held traditional conservative views...

Affordable Care Act Adapts the Worst of Swisscare, Rejects the Best

By assigning individuals responsibility for securing their own health insurance, the Swiss system demands that its citizens be cost-conscious...

Midnight Regulation: Decisions in the Dark

Rushed midnight regulations are an average of 4.3 points worse on the Mercatus Center's Regulatory Report Card than non-midnight regulations...

To Avoid Massive Tax Hikes, Privatize State Lotteries

Private lottery companies have an incentive to maximize efficiency and profit to meet demand, whereas publicly run lotteries don't focus on a bottom line...


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