Daily Policy Digest

Selling Federal Government Buildings

The federal government owns and leases a total of 361,000 buildings with a replacement value of $1.5 trillion in 2007; these assets could be sold into private hands, saving taxpayer dollars and increasing efficiency...

Taxi Cartels in Chicago

In Chicago, cab companies generally purchase the medallions and rent them out to drivers; in 1991, they cost only $28,000, increasing to $79,000 in 2006 and up to today's staggering price of $360,000...

Environmental Protection Agency Prepares Stricter Gasoline Rule

Advocacy groups are pressuring the Environmental Protection Agency to finalize a standard to limit the amount of sulfur in gasoline...

The Impact of ObamaCare's "Annual Fee" Tax

Individuals will see their health insurance premiums increase due to ObamaCare's "annual fee" tax by $60 to $160 per person in 2014...

Quality of Non-Domestic Generic Drugs

Sanctions against companies that produce poor-quality products, as well as for U.S. importers of those products, would ensure that drug producers in countries with poor domestic oversight produce good-quality drugs consistently...

Which Policies Bring Economic Growth?

A review of 528 economic policy articles published from 1992 to 2013 presents strong evidence that limited, not big, government is best for economic progress...

A Short History of Government Taxing and Spending

From 1930 to 2012, government expenditures rose from 12.1 percent to 35.6 percent of gross domestic product...

The Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship

The Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship decreased the number of days that a student was suspended by 1.3 days in the second year after the announcement and 1.8 days in the third year...

The Truth about the One Percent

The federal government raised $900 billion in individual income taxes in 2010, $350 billion of which came from the top 1 percent...

Offshore Wind Industry Having Problems

Over the last three months, each of the six largest U.K. utility companies have pulled back from marine energy projects, citing cost and technical challenges as well as environmental issues...


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