Daily Policy Digest

Lessons from Teach For America

Teach For America recruits students based on subject mastery and experience, with less focus on classroom management and child development...

Why Does Trash Collection Cost So Much in NYC?

It costs twice as much for New York City's Department of Sanitation to haul away trash than it costs private firms...

Increase in Disability Benefits Linked to Decrease in Labor Force Participation

While adults may cease work for reasons separate from the health of the economy, the LFP rate generally decreases when the economy is performing poorly, because workers, feeling defeated, give up looking for jobs...

Government Report: Getting Fraudulent Health Care Subsidies is Easy

Investigators from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) attempted to determine whether it was possible to fraudulently apply for Obamacare subsidies...

A False Critique of Sweden's School Choice Program

In Sweden, private voucher schools have outperformed public schools in terms of testing performance...

Has the ACA Slowed Health Care Spending Growth?

More recent data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis indicates that the recent slowdown in health spending from 2009 to 2012 may be reversing...

Court of Appeals Strikes Down Obamacare Subsidies

In a long-awaited decision, the D.C. Court of Appeals struck down an Internal Revenue Service Regulation granting subsidies to low-income purchasers of insurance on the federal exchange...

Tesla Prepared to Fight Long Battle against Car Dealers

As Tesla continues to enjoy massive popularity, car dealers are hoping to prevent the manufacturer from directly distributing its vehicles...

Large Retailers Provide Higher Wages, More Opportunities than Small Retailers

Big-box retailers have been criticized for offering low wages, but a report published by the National Bureau of Economic Research shows that the growth of large chains and retailers raises wage rates relative to smaller, mom-and-pop establishments...

Non-Compete Agreements Limit Growth

New companies are responsible for the majority of net new job creation, but non-compete agreements can keep individuals from moving in and out of jobs...


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