Daily Policy Digest

Costa Rica: Growth without Poverty Reduction

Costa Rica's economic model is largely mercantilist; its policies have benefited the country's export sectors but hurt Costa Ricans as a whole...

The Affordable Care Act's Risk Spreading Mechanisms

The Affordable Care Act has a number of "risk mitigation" provisions put in place to encourage insurers to join the exchanges...

Securities and Exchange Commission Rule Change Would Devastate Small Business

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is considering a rule that would reduce the number of small business and start-up investors by 60 to 70 percent...

ObamaCare and the Debt Crisis

From 2015 to 2024, the Congressional Budget Office projects a $7.9 trillion deficit, meaning debt held by the public would be at 80 percent of gross domestic product in 2024...

Record Gas Prices from Lack of Pipelines

Ten pipeline projects are currently underway to deliver gas from the Marcellus Shale to the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic, but five of those will not be completed until the end of 2018...

Economic Gains from Eliminating Travel Visas

By eliminating travel visas, the United States could see an increase of 45 million to 67 million tourists each year, which adds up to somewhere between $90 billion and $123 billion in visitor spending...

New Tax Would Increase Travel Costs

Tax advocates are looking to impose hotel occupancy taxes on online travel sites' service fees -- a short-term way to add more pennies to state coffers rather than actually deal with more fundamental fiscal problems...

Rise of Medical Identity Theft

In 2013, 43 percent of all data breaches in the United States involving personal information were breaches of medical records...

The Earned Income Tax Credit and the Minimum Wage

The earned income tax credit is only available for working families and targets poverty much more effectively than does the minimum wage...

Trade Gap Shrinks as Oil Exports Rise

Last year, the trade gap dropped from $534.7 billion in 2012 to $471.5 billion, thanks largely to rising petroleum exports...


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