Daily Policy Digest

Rising Healthcare Premiums

In nine of the 10 states that have filed their proposed 2015 insurance rates, the largest health insurers are increasing premiums between 8.5 percent and 22.8 percent...

Is Amazon a Bully for Charging Lower Prices?

The online giant Amazon is being compared to a "bully" who is "waging war" because it wants to sell books for less than what publishers and popular authors want customers to pay for them...

Private Sector Solutions for Transportation Infrastructure

Increasing infrastructure spending is not a sustainable answer to the nation's congestion problems...

The Role of Uncertainty in the Great Recession

Fiscal uncertainty reduces output, consumption, investment and working hours...

The Coming College Revolution

The cost of higher education has been rising by 1.6 percentage points more than inflation every year over the past two decades...

India's Weak Patent Rights Hurt U.S. Trade Relationship

Over the past two years, the Indian government has engaged in a series of policy, regulatory and legal decisions that undermine internationally recognized intellectual property rights...

Hobby Lobby Wins Contraceptive Case

The Supreme Court upheld the right for closely-held corporations to refuse to provide contraceptives to their employees under the Affordable Care Act...

Supreme Court Rules Against Unions

The Supreme Court struck a blow against public-sector unions in a 5-4 decision on Monday...

ACA Predictions Borne Out

Pundits and analysts made a number of predictions about the Affordable Care Act when it was enacted...

New Research Highlights Flaws in the Mortgage Interest Deduction

The Mortgage Interest Deduction encourages high-income earners to purchase homes up to 20 percent larger than the homes they would have bought without the deduction...


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