Daily Policy Digest

Foster Care versus Modern Orphanages

More than 85 percent of alumni surveyed reported favorable or very favorable assessments of their orphanage days, says Richard McKenzie, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis...

Adoption from Foster Care

About 30 percent of children who are reunited with their families will eventually return to the foster care system, says Alexander M. Bachik, a research associate with the National Center for Policy Analysis...

Texas' Energy Market

Proponents of changing Texas' energy system argue that the energy markets do not produce enough revenue to encourage future energy investments and are advocating for regulations that would impose new energy taxes on consumers...

Banks Steer Clear of Risky Customers

Last year, J.P. Morgan dumped 2,000 customers in an attempt to reduce its regulatory risk...

Student Loan Debt a Serious Problem

Of 2012 college graduates, 71 percent had student loans with an average debt of $29,400...

U.S. Fiscal Gap Is Unsustainable

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that our debt will reach 200 percent of gross domestic product (up from 73 percent today) by 2038 if the current fiscal gap situation continues...

Health Care Law Will Mean 2 Million Fewer Workers

By 2021, the number of full-time positions will be reduced by 2.3 million because of the Affordable Care Act...

Sweden's Swing toward a Free Market

In the 1990s, Sweden elected its first conservative government since World War II, which began cutting taxes on businesses and individuals; since then, entrepreneurs have emerged...

Bad Analysis Hurts Technology Policy

Developing technology policy is difficult because it requires an understanding of law, economics, engineering and policy analysis, and few people have expertise across all of those fields...

Keystone XL Won't Worsen Climate Change

In its final environmental review, the U.S. State Department found the Canada-U.S. oil pipeline would not greatly increase carbon emissions because the oil sands in Alberta will be developed anyway...


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