Daily Policy Digest

Free Market Policies Yield Success for Pacific Alliance

There are no travel visa requirements between Pacific Alliance countries, which has spurred tourism and further contributed to commerce...

Will the FDA Challenge State Right to Try Laws?

It can take a physician up to 100 hours to submit an application to the FDA for a patient to use an experimental drug under the agency's compassionate use program...

Non-Teachers Make Up Half of Public School Workforce

Teacher aides, who comprised just 1.7 percent of all staff in 1970, now constitute 12 percent of all public school staff...

GAO: EPA Needs Better Regulatory Analysis

A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) discloses that while the EPA adhered to some federal guidelines for regulatory analysis, it was not always clear in its presentation of information...

Reducing Europe's Dependence on Russian Energy

The recent crisis in Ukraine has highlighted the role of Russia in Europe's economy...

Environmental Regulation through Litigation

Through sue and settle litigation, interest groups have forced the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue new regulations, often bypassing proper procedures...

New Executive Order: Will It Apply to Unions?

President Obama signed a new order, the "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order," which requires federal contractors to disclose any labor law violations...

"Living Will" Process Gives Massive Power to Regulators

Under the Dodd-Frank Act, large "systemically important" financial institutions are required to submit a "living will" each year...

Barriers to Economic Growth in Africa

Africa is the least economically free region in the world, and it imposes high tariffs, which block trade...

Missouri Continues to Enhance Pensions

Those who stay in the teaching profession for many years receive a disproportionate amount of benefits relative to their contributions compared to teachers who leave early...


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