Daily Policy Digest

Not All Disabilities are Alike

As of December 2013, there were 10.2 million individual disabled workers, disabled widowers or disabled adult children receiving Social Security Disability...

Retired and Broke

The Government Accountability Office found 52 percent of households aged 55 and older have no retirement savings in an IRA or a defined contribution plan like a 401(k)...

China Leads the World in Oil Imports

China is embracing crude oil and natural gas consumption at a rapid pace...

Prescription Drug Safety

Many risks only become evident after drugs reach the market and begin being used...

Worker's Choice Can Improve Right-to-Work Laws

Nonmember employees may not want the union to interfere in disputes with employers, believing they could manage the situation better on their own...

What Are Unfunded Mandates Costing the States?

In 2010, the federal government imposed 86 unfunded mandates on state and local governments, easily a modern record...

A Bumpy Ride for Germany's Green Energy

By 2020, Germany plans to triple the amount of energy produced by wind (both onshore and offshore)...

Indiana's Tax-Credit Scholarship: An Example to Follow

During the 2013–14 school year, more than 11,000 Indiana students received tax-credit scholarships to attend the school of their family's choice, and nearly 30,000 students received school vouchers...

The Importance of Narrowing the Income-Achievement Gap

For white men, the narrowing of the income-achievement gap translates to a narrowing in the lifetime wealth gap of roughly $50,000...

Governor Cuomo to Bypass State Legislature on Wages

Because of increased wages, fast food consumers will face fewer restaurants and higher prices. Some workers will lose their jobs...


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