Daily Policy Digest

Why Choice Schools Work Better than Public Schools

Early public schools were locally funded and controlled, and districts were small. In 1900, there were 115,000 small school districts. Today, there are 15,000 much larger districts, and many school boards are uninformed about the schools within their jurisdiction...

Debunking Myths About Imports

While China is the largest supplier of U.S. imports, half of America's non-oil imports come from other developed countries with high wages. Nine of the top 20 of these suppliers are high-wage trading partners...

VA Hospitals: Why Single-Payer Systems Fail

When resources can’t meet demand in a given year, the VA does what other single-payer systems do: it rations care...

The U.S. Needs Nuclear Energy

Two nuclear reactors in New York at the Indian Point Energy Center can provide up to 30 percent of the electricity for New York City...

Fed Policies are Hurting the Economy

The Federal Reserve has maintained its position that quantitative easing is the right path for our economy, but low growth levels and a weak dollar may say otherwise...

Specialty Drugs and Pharmacies

Many states have enacted drug regulations that force health plans to allow unqualified drug providers to administer specialty drug therapies...

A $1.7 Billion Program That Doesn't Work

Less than half of students enrolled in the most expensive job training program within the Labor Department complete their training and find a job...

Solar Power is Too Expensive

If the U.S. electricity that is generated by natural gas came from solar power instead, consumers' monthly electric bills would increase 25 percent...

Number of Part-Time and Contract Workers Rising

Many of the new jobs that have emerged since the Great Recession are part-time and contract positions...

U.S. Students Lag Behind the World

The international rankings of American students are poor for students from both advantaged and disadvantaged backgrounds...


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