Daily Policy Digest

Problems with Public Resource Management

Public managers of our nation's natural resources lack the effective incentives that private managers, with private property rights, have...

Patent Office Cancels Football Team's Trademark

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office withdrew the Washington Redskins' trademark protection, contending that its name was insulting to Native Americans...

U.S. Oil Production Keeps Prices Steady

While the continued violence in Iraq has raised concerns about oil, price volatility is low thanks to increased American oil production...

Legal Challenge to Seattle Minimum Wage

Litigants argue that Seattle's minimum wage law is discriminatory in its treatment of businesses...

Obamacare Verification Muddling Medicaid

Some states have begun removing ineligible individuals from the Medicaid rolls who were able to enroll due to problems with the federal government's exchange website...

The Government Benefits from Fracking

State and local governments saved a total of $720 million on electricity and gas thanks to fracking. These significant savings are equivalent to the cost of hiring 25,000 full-time employees...

The Value of a Summer Job

Teenagers who work in high school have wages 10 to 15 percent higher than their peers after college graduation...

DC's Transportation Plan: Discouraging Driving

Washington, D.C.'s transportation plan will substitute high-cost urban transit for low-cost driving, even though transit emits more greenhouse gases per passenger mile than driving does...

Obamacare Subsidies: Tax Trouble

Americans enrolled in Obamacare exchange plans with government subsidies may find themselves owing money to the government if their actual earnings differs from their anticipated income...

Changes in Pension Plan Funding

As of 2012, within state and local pension plans, there was a $1 trillion shortfall between pensions earned and assets available to pay those pensions...


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