Daily Policy Digest
|Welfare Reform Can Help The American Dream Get Out Of Crisis
Welfare reform seems to have succeeded in advancing parent incomes, increasing work among parents and reducing out of wedlock births to increase upward mobility...
|Obama Gives Congress Much Work to Do to Offer a Better Budget
Obama's budget never balances. Even with $1.6 trillion in tax increases, the deficit will still grow to almost $700 billion at the end of the decade...
|As Durable-Goods Orders Fall So Does the GDP
U.S. companies remain cautious about spending amid weak global demand and a strengthening dollar...
|Retail Investors May Chase Oil at a Risk
After withdrawing $50 billion from commodities in 2013 and another $28 billion in 2014, passive investors pumped a net $9.5 billion into commodities through mid-March...
|Parents Support More Educational Choice
It might be impossible to create an environment to show natural enthusiasm for knowledge at district schools because everything is both free and compulsory...
|More at Risk than Low Test Scores When Taking the SAT
Testing companies have begun monitoring students' social media accounts looking for test question leaks...
|New Rules Introduce Dynamic Scoring to Tax Law
If the government increases the tax rate 10 percent, revenues will rise less than 10 percent because the base will shrink in response to the higher rate..
|School Choice More than a Private and Charter School Issue
School choice improves academic outcomes for participants and public schools, saves taxpayer money, moves students into more integrated classrooms, and strengthens the shared civic values and practices essential to American democracy...
|Longer Work Commutes Affect the Economy
Between 2000 and 2012, the number of jobs within the typical commute distance for residents in a major metro area fell by 7 percent. The number of jobs increased in only 29 of the nation's 96 largest metro areas...
|Poorer Students Do Not Benefit From Lower Student Loan Interest Rates
Changes to student loan programs can be expensive, therefore, Congress could consider if expanding loans is worth the cost before adopting Senator Warren's legislation proposal...