Daily Policy Digest

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...

Which Cities Are Most Accessible?

When it comes to congestion, travel time and traffic gridlock, American cities tend to do better than their foreign counterparts...

Should Losers Pay Litigation Costs?

The Delaware Supreme Court recently ruled that corporations can require losing parties to pay litigation costs by instituting "loser-pays" rules in their corporate bylaws...

Higher Wages for Fast-Food Employees Come at a Cost

Of minimum wage workers, two-thirds receive raises within one year of employment...

House Tries to Stop EPA Overreach

The EPA has proposed to regulate nearly all ditches, including those that are man-made...

School Choice Means Higher Teacher Pay

Teachers' salaries would increase if states would introduce school choice...


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