Daily Policy Digest

Unnecessary Licensing Raises Consumer Prices and Kills Jobs

In Minnesota, it takes more classroom time to become a cosmetologist than to become a lawyer...

Obama's Cap-and-Trade to Worsen Poverty

Americans in the bottom fifth of the income distribution spend almost one quarter of their income on energy...

Help the Poor without Taxing the Rich

If the U.S. could tax its way to prosperity, it would already have done so...

Federal Regulations Drive Up Consumer Prices

The 36 economically significant regulations issued by the Obama administration increase consumer prices by more than $11,000...

GOP Wants Vote on Alternative Health Care Plan

House Republicans are seeking a vote on a health care plan that would serve as an alternative to Obamacare...

Residents and Businesses Flee California

California lost 410,000 residents to Nevada and Arizona between 2000 and 2010, taking nearly $12 billion in adjusted growth income with them...

Health Effects of Graduating During a Bad Economy

A higher unemployment rate at graduation is associated with lower income, lower life satisfaction, greater obesity and more smoking and drinking later in life...

Uneven Recovery Across States

While nationally, state tax revenue has recovered since the recession, twenty-six states are still struggling to reach peak revenue levels...

EPA Greenhouse Regulations Could Cost $50 Billion Annually

A Chamber of Commerce study estimates that EPA regulations could reduce coal-fired energy capabilities by one-third nationally and could cost as many as 224,000 jobs annually through 2030...

Overregulation Hurts Job Creation and Economic Growth

According to entrepreneurs, regulatory burdens, complexity and uncertainty are dampening their ability to launch new businesses and create jobs...


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