Daily Policy Digest

Debunking Myths About Inequality

For the richest one percent of Americans, only 15 percent of their wealth is from an inheritance. Rather, wage income is responsible for the majority of wealthy Americans' net worth...

Premium Increases from Virginia Insurance Carriers Planned for 2015

Filing proposals with Virginia's state insurance regulator, insurance companies in Virginia indicated their plans to raise premiums next year. The state is the first to publicly release insurance rate proposals for 2015...

Designating Investment Funds as SIFIs: The Cost to Investors

Designating investment funds as "systemically important financial institutions," would have a significantly detrimental impact on investors...

Avoiding the "Transportation Cliff"

Transit carries only 1 percent as much travel as highways. However, 20 percent of federal gas taxes go towards transit...

FAA Will Issue New Drone Regulations

The FAA plans to propose new regulations on commercial drone use in November, but users fear that the agency's rules might unduly restrict drone usage...

The Health Insurance Illusion

According to a new report from Harvard and Dartmouth researchers, health care costs will grow faster than the U.S. economy for at least the next twenty years...

Growing Federal Regulations Increase Education Costs

Between 2003 and 2012, postsecondary institutions added to their books $4.4 billion in administrative costs alone, rising from $7.1 billion to $11.5 billion...

No Keystone XL Means More Railroad Spills

Crude oil is going to continue moving, regardless of whether the president approves Keystone XL. If the pipeline is not approved, oil will have to move via railroad...

Improper Payments in the EITC Program

The Earned Income Tax Credit had an improper payment rate of 22 to 26 percent in 2013, costing taxpayers $13.3 to $15.6 billion...

Study: Medicaid Expansion Will Raise Unemployment

A new study reveals that Obamacare's Medicaid expansion will lead to significant unemployment among childless adults...


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