Daily Policy Digest

EPA Mercury Rule Based on Silly Science

In addition to the fact that mercury constitutes a tiny portion of the atmosphere, the EPA is tackling a problem based on misleading data...

Reflections during Black History Month: How Government Policy Affects Quality, Affordable Housing

"Smart growth" urban planning (in an effort to reduce "urban sprawl") prices lower- and middle-income families out of the housing market...

Union Contracts Reduce Productivity

A new study indicates that when companies unionize, wages fall...

Delaying Keystone Means More Carbon Emissions

The Keystone XL pipeline bill is heading to the president's desk for his signature -- or his veto...

Currency Manipulation Affects Global Economic Recovery

The long-term consequences of currency manipulation disrupt the global economy...

Forced Union Dues Have Crushed Illinois Taxpayers

On Monday, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner (R) signed an executive order making union dues voluntary for public employees...

Global Warming: Rhetoric versus Reality

The climate models predicted an 0.8 degree Fahrenheit rise in temperature over the last 15 years. The reality? The temperature rose just 0.09 degrees, 90 percent less than what was predicted by the models...

Simple Transportation Reforms Would Save Americans Billions

Amtrak was created in 1971 and since its inception has received more than $66 billion from taxpayers...

Pass-through Businesses Aren't Always Small

Because most people don't realize that many large businesses pay individual income taxes, calls for increasing the top individual income tax rate will ultimately hurt a number of large employers...

Government Health Spending Growth Outstrips Private Sector Growth

From 2000 to 2012, inflation-adjusted public spending on health care in the United Kingdom increased by 68 percent, while private spending increased by 26 percent during that period...


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