Daily Policy Digest

Government Issues

Mortgage Rules Won't Lower Prices

Vancouver's house prices are more than 10 times household incomes, far higher than the historic norm of three, says Wendell Cox, an adjunct scholar with the National Center for Policy Analysis...

The Economics of Pepco

By forcing utilities to undergo a competitive bidding process, the monopolistic powers of the position would be undermined while avoiding provider redundancy...

Questioning the Messianic Conception of Smart Growth

Housing prices are typically higher under strict urban planning regimes, says Wendell Cox, an adjunct scholar with the National Center for Policy Analysis...

States Restrict Welfare Buying

Under a new federal law, all states must prevent the use of cash benefits in liquor stores, gambling establishments and adult entertainment businesses by 2014...

Future of High-Speed Travel Is Air, Not Rail

The Federal Aviation Administration charges air traffic control fees based on weight, meaning that a small plane pays less for guidance -- even though it costs just as much to monitor...

How the British Government Lobbies Itself and Why

About 27,000 British charities now receive more than 75 percent of their income from the government...

New Disability Regulations

New disability regulations limit the slope of mini golf holes and require businesses to admit mini horses as guide animals...

It's Not a Welfare State, It's a Special Interest State

The problem with the welfare state is that the concept of "welfare" has become an open, bottomless vessel into which every desire can be poured...

Carpooling Discouraged at George Washington Bridge

With toll hikes, more drivers are picking up hitchhikers before the George Washington Bridge in a mutually beneficial relationship; in response, local police are cracking down on the practice...

Are Americans Too Dumb for Democracy?

There are a number of reasons to believe that Americans' supposed ignorance will not spell the doom of democracy...


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