Daily Policy Digest

Telemedicine's Quality of Care

The number of web-based health care companies is rising, as doctors evaluate patients over the phone or online, even sending prescriptions...

Dubious Claims from the Federal Reserve

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testified that the Fed would be able to keep inflation in check. But as Carnegie Mellon professor Allan Meltzer explains, no country in history has been able to finance big budget deficits with central bank money and avoid inflation...

Negative Consequences of the Employer Mandate

Employer-sponsored insurance is the largest source of insurance for Americans under age 65, and companies compete for employees by offering health benefits. However, as insurance costs increase, fewer companies are likely to offer benefits...

Bureaucratization and Federal Oversight are Stifling Charter Schools

Charters were intended as an alternative to traditional public schools, and constraining them in the way that we constrain public schools is not the way to improve education...

Government Limits Potential for Oil Production

As a result of excessive government regulations, companies may spend anywhere from five to 10 years to move from permit approval to production, without a guarantee that they will be able to produce crude oil successfully...

Twelfth Grade Test Scores Not Improving

Amidst concerns that the U.S. is failing to churn out college-ready graduates, results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) showed 38 percent of American twelfth graders scoring as proficient in reading and 26 percent as proficient in math, identical to the NAEP results from 2009...

National Climate Assessment: A False Alarm

According to research, eliminating all greenhouse gas emissions from the U.S. forever would only impact warming by less than two-tenths of one degree by 2100...

How Much Does Regulation Burden Employment?

For every $1 billion in new regulatory costs, employment in the regulated industry declines 3.6 percent. For an average industry, that is a loss of 8,101 jobs for every $1 billion in regulation...

Only One Job Lost in Sequester

Despite claims from government officials and commentators that the sequester would wreak havoc on the American economy, the cuts resulted in the loss of just one federal job...

Companies Cite Obamacare Costs

Since the first of March, 30 companies in the Standard and Poor's 500 have mentioned Obamacare during their conference calls...


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