Daily Policy Digest

Government Issues

Regulation, Market Structure and Role of the Credit Rating Agencies

The federal government's role in creating de facto supreme credit rating agencies undermined the agencies' incentives to behave and operate properly...

Would the U.S. Postal Service Be Financially Stronger If It Sold Non-Postal Products?

Diversified products, such as non-postal services, contributed 63 percent of foreign posts' total revenue in 2008, up from 49 percent in 2003...

Myths and Facts on Transportation Public-Private Partnerships

Public-private partnerships do not involve the sale of any facilities by governments to private sector interests...

Mercatus Center Policy Guide

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University has published a new policy guide designed to provide easily accessible economic information...

Prison's Guards Are Part Wolf, All Business

Due to budgetary constraints, Louisiana State Penitentiary has employed the use of approximately 80 wolf-dogs for the purposes of guarding the compound...

Six Reforms to Occupational Licensing Laws to Increase Jobs and Lower Costs

Licensing boards should be required to have a supermajority of members drawn from the general public rather than the profession itself...

Freeing Europe from the Euro

Much of the strife caused by the euro could be resolved if other currencies were permitted to be used within the Eurozone...

Multiple Families, One Roof

The suburban single-family home is becoming a misnomer as economic reality collides with shifting demographics...

Mortgage Rules Won't Lower Prices

Vancouver's house prices are more than 10 times household incomes, far higher than the historic norm of three, says Wendell Cox, an adjunct scholar with the National Center for Policy Analysis...

The Economics of Pepco

By forcing utilities to undergo a competitive bidding process, the monopolistic powers of the position would be undermined while avoiding provider redundancy...


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