Daily Policy Digest

More Spending Does Not Improve Education

In the United States, since 1966, per-student spending in constant dollars on public education has increased by 300 percent...

The Case for Conditional Cash Transfers

Education comes with its own rewards, but for many students in low-income areas that simply is not enough...

Californians Overburdened By Water Restrictions

Owners of large farms will now have to hand over detailed reports of their water use to state regulators...

FDA Regulations Effect Drug Supply

There were 265 drugs in short supply as of this year — down from a high of 456 in 2012, but still 74 percent above the total in 2010...

Smart Technologies Require Smart Regulations

The growth in the total number of "Internet of Things" devices is projected to provide substantial economic and social benefits in the way of cost savings, value creation, productivity improvements, and general economic growth...

Political Versus Market Energy Economics

With news of a consensus on its financing structure, details of a proposed natural gas pipeline called the Turkish Stream are expected to be finalized as early as June 18th...

Texans Pushing Back Against Toll Roads

Companies that build and operate toll roads have proposed a number of new ones and the public seems to be pushing back...

$11 Billion to Ban Trans Fat

Banning "trans fats" could cost $11 billion, according to the Food and Drug Administration...

Government Controlled Internet: What's At Stake?

New Federal Communications Commission rules would turn the firms providing consumers access to the Web into regulated public utilities...

Do Unemployment Insurance Benefits Encourage Reemployment?

Long-term benefits reduce incentives to work and diminish the skill levels and employability of the unemployed...


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