Daily Policy Digest

Social Security Reform Would Benefit Workers

Since 2010, Social Security benefit payments have exceeded revenues, and the deficit is only growing...

Surgery Center of Oklahoma: Proving Free Market Medicine Works

The national average cost of a mastectomy is between $9,000 and $50,000. But the Surgery Center of Oklahoma offers a mastectomy for $5,005, saving consumers between $3,995 and $44,995...

Health Care Demand Will Continue to Rise in U.K.

A new report from Britain's Office for Budget Responsibility uses some unrealistic assumptions to calculate future health care spending...

What Charters Can Teach Private School Choice Programs

2.3 million American children are enrolled in charter schools today, while only 300,000 students participate in private school choice...

Federal Reserve: Longer Unemployment Benefits Reduce Job Search Efforts

Debate over expiration of long-term unemployment benefits has continued, with supporters of the program contending that extra benefits allow workers to continue their job searches...

Should We Get Rid of Employer-Based Insurance?

Michael Tanner, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, argues that the United States needs to do away with the employer-provided health insurance model...

The U.S. Labor Market Lacks Dynamism

A workforce that is less dynamic is likely to see weak wage growth, because workers are not in the jobs in which they could be most productive...

California Restricts Water Use to Combat Drought

As a massive drought continues to impact California, cities and agencies levy restrictions on water use...

Making Bonus Expensing Permanent

Making bonus expensing permanent would encourage firms to acquire more equipment and capital which, in turn, would expand production, raise productivity and boost wages and employment...

Do Higher State Taxes Hurt the Economy?

Florida, Nevada, Washington and Tennessee (four of the nine states without a personal income tax) are among the top 10 states that have gained population from 1989 to 2005...


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