Daily Policy Digest

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...

Exposure to Better Neighborhoods Has Positive Effects on Children

Efforts to integrate disadvantaged families into mixed-income communities are likely to reduce the persistence of poverty across generations...

Is North Carolina Setting the Tax Code Standard?

North Carolina has improved its ranking in the State Business Tax Climate Index from 44th to 16th and tax revenues exceeded projections by $400 million this year...

Improving K-12 System Could Produce More College Graduates

There is strong evidence that college adds real value in terms of students' skills, knowledge and career preparation, value that translates into higher earnings...

The Decline of U.S. Economic Freedom Will Lower Our Living Standards

Worldwide, economic freedom has been rising in recent decades. However, since 2000, U.S. economic freedom has been faltering...

The EPA Targets Private Property Over Water

If a tributary contributes any flow at all, regardless of frequency or volume, to a downstream water, it is now within the EPA's purview...


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