Daily Policy Digest

Tax and Spending Issues

Abolishing the Corporate Income Tax Could Be Good for Everyone

Most Americans see the corporate income tax as a tax that affects only businesses, but it is ultimately American workers that bear the burden of the tax...

The Hidden Social Security Debt

Social Security promises are not officially recorded as debts, meaning that the federal government has a hefty set of financial obligations that are kept off the books...

Does the Ex-Im Bank Cost Taxpayers Money?

Supporters of the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank contend that the agency makes a profit...

Social Security Will Be Bankrupt in 2033

Social Security collected $752.2 billion in non-interest income in 2013, yet it spent $822.9 billion...

Senior Fellow Larry Kotlikoff Testifies on Social Security's Insolvency, Complexity

Determining when to collect Social Security benefits is important, but few people realize when they should do so...

Modeling Piketty's Tax Proposal

If Thomas Piketty's proposed tax rates are applied to capital gains and dividends, the poor and middle class would see a 17 percent drop in their after-tax incomes...

Obama Launches Private-Public Partnership to Address Infrastructure Construction

President Obama intends to address infrastructure construction with a new "public-private partnership" called the Build America Investment Initiative...

Solving Social Problems with Pay-For-Success Contracts

California is considering partnering with private organizations with "pay-for-success" programs...

State Tax Code Cronyism

When states issue carve-outs to small groups, tax rates must necessarily rise in order to compensate for the diminished tax base...

Paying for Public Employee Health Costs

In school districts where union power is weaker, districts are more likely to reduce health care costs by reducing benefits...


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