Daily Policy Digest

Drug Approval Reciprocity between the United States and Europe

Drug approval reciprocity could be limited only to highly developed trading partners as well as to well-understood classes of drugs that have a seriously unmet need, such as cystic fibrosis or cancers...

Impact of the Capital Gains Tax

Because the capital gains tax encourages consumption, fewer funds are invested; people who do invest are hesitant, due to the tax, to move from one investment to another, even if it would be better, thus slowing economic growth...

Education Savings Accounts Provide Solution

In Arizona, 49 percent of parents were dissatisfied with their previous public school, but all parents in the Education Savings Account program were satisfied...

A Solution to Regulatory Accumulation

One study found that the accumulation of regulations between 1949 and 2005 slowed down economic growth by an average 2 percent per year...

600 New Charter Schools Established

An additional 288,000 students are attending charter schools this school year, placing the total number of Americans in public charter schools at 2.5 million...

Choosing the Right Measure for Student Test Score Growth

A two-step value-added model to measure test score growth as a way to evaluate teacher and school performance encourages optimal effort by schools and teachers...

United States Should Not Follow EU Energy Policies

Today, a German household pays three times what an American household pays for electricity, thanks to European energy policies marked by government interference...

Why Per-Mile Tolling Is Better Than Fuel Taxes

A toll per-mile would allow funding to be funneled back to the highway providers in proportion to the amount of miles driven on each road...

New York City Mayor Opposes Charter School Growth

New York City's schools chancellor announced a plan at the end of January to move $210 million in charter school funds to pay for pre-kindergarten teaching and declared that all charter school expansion plans are going to be reviewed...

Who Actually Pays Corporate Income Taxes?

Corporations can choose to offset their taxes by increasing their prices, passing on the tax to consumers in the form of more expensive goods and services...


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