Daily Policy Digest

Retiring Soon? Pay off the House First

When considering a move for their senior years, whether to another home or another state, pre-retirees should look at the pros and cons of carrying a mortgage, says Pamela Villarreal, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis...

Ranking of Intellectual Property Environments

The United States has the best intellectual property environment in the world, followed by the United Kingdom, France, Singapore and Australia...

The President's College Ranking Plan

The president's new college rating system is going to be difficult to implement, as very few schools can meet all three requirements under the plan...

The EXPAND Act

Releasing the energy market from federal controls will not only generate more energy, but it will lead to job creation and lower energy costs for all families...

Proposed Medicare Drug Plan Rule Would Harm Seniors and Taxpayers Alike

An estimated 14 million seniors could lose their current Medicare Part D plan and beneficiaries could see premium increases of up to 21 percent under regulations proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...

The Case for Cost-Benefit Analysis of Financial Regulations

Using cost-benefit analysis in evaluating regulations would improve transparency, as regulators would have to explain to the public exactly what their assumptions are behind proposed regulations...

Texas' Regional Education Service Centers Need Greater Spending Transparency

Texas' Regional Education Service Centers lack transparency, making it difficult for Texas residents to determine how exactly taxpayer funds are being spent...

Facts and Myths about the U.S. Corporate Tax Rate

The corporate income tax rate in the United States is so high that it leads to inefficiency in taxation, because businesses plan extensively to avoid the tax, shrinking the tax base...

Lawmakers Push to Lift Export Restrictions

With a U.S. oil boom in full swing thanks to the North Dakota shale and oil production in Texas, support is emerging to lift oil export restrictions that have been in place for years...

One in Six American Men Not Working

More than 10 million men ages 25 to 54 do not have jobs today, a function of the slow economy as well as technology and globalization...


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