Daily Policy Digest

California Lawsuit Threatens Forced Union Dues

A lawsuit that threatens to end forced union dues is winding its way to the Supreme Court...

Death Tax Hurts Small Businesses and Minorities

Repealing the death tax would add almost 1 million new small business jobs...

Missouri Fights Prescription Database

States use drug databases to track medications and prescriptions in order to identify individuals who are acquiring painkillers and other addictive drugs...

CBO Predicts Increasing Debt As Baby-Boomers Retire

Due to rising health care costs, the average couple retiring in 2015 will have paid $140,000 to Medicare, yet will receive $430,000 in Medicare benefits...

Serial Entrepreneurs More Likely to Succeed in Business

Once someone becomes an entrepreneur for a second time, they are more likely to become an entrepreneur for a third time, and so on...

Lessons from Teach For America

Teach For America recruits students based on subject mastery and experience, with less focus on classroom management and child development...

Why Does Trash Collection Cost So Much in NYC?

It costs twice as much for New York City's Department of Sanitation to haul away trash than it costs private firms...

Increase in Disability Benefits Linked to Decrease in Labor Force Participation

While adults may cease work for reasons separate from the health of the economy, the LFP rate generally decreases when the economy is performing poorly, because workers, feeling defeated, give up looking for jobs...

Government Report: Getting Fraudulent Health Care Subsidies is Easy

Investigators from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) attempted to determine whether it was possible to fraudulently apply for Obamacare subsidies...

A False Critique of Sweden's School Choice Program

In Sweden, private voucher schools have outperformed public schools in terms of testing performance...


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