Daily Policy Digest

State Controlled Education: Still A Good Idea

Advancing reforms through the HERO Act and A-PLUS Act will provide freedom to those closest to K-12 and higher education...

Yet another Reason for Tax Reform

The government could quit spending Highway Trust Fund money on things like hiking trails, ferries, sidewalks and landscaping...

Americans with the Highest Student Debt Are More Likely to Pay Loans

Debtors are more likely to pay back their loans the more money they borrowed for school compared to those who borrowed less...

Wealthy People Are Not the Greatest Threat to Poor Neighborhoods

High-poverty areas do not suffer when gentrifiers move in...

Loose Civil Forfeiture Law Leads to IRS Money Grab

In order to prevent federal money grabbing, criminal forfeiture should replace civil forfeiture, therefore removing financial incentive to seize property from innocent people...

Let the States Manage Federal Lands

It takes the Bureau of Land Management 227 days on average to complete a drilling application; it takes just 30 days to complete the same application at the state level...

Cutting Corporate Taxes: Higher GDP, More Jobs, Higher Wages

Were lawmakers to reduce the corporate tax rate, it would have minor effects on federal revenue over the long run but would have a major, positive impact on GDP...

Fixing Highways by Taxing Overseas Earnings: A Bad Idea

Two tax-related solutions have been proposed to solve the highway funding problem: a tax repatriation holiday and a tax hike on foreign earnings...

New York Education Costs Rising due to Teacher Salaries

Between the 2008-2009 school year and the 2013-2014 school year, New York's median teacher salary increased 11.5 percent...

Charter Schools Offer Minority Students Better Educational Options

Charter schools are smaller than conventional public schools and serve a disproportionate and increasing number of poor and minority students...


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