Daily Policy Digest

Waste of Taxpayer Dollars in Exchanges

Nationally, federal taxpayers spent $4,633 per enrollee that signed up on the exchanges...

NC: Criminalizing Ordinary Business Practices

Operating a small business is a serious challenge, and across all industries, only half of all new enterprises last more than four years. In North Carolina, businesses are facing additional concerns, as the state's lawmakers continue putting new laws on the books that criminalize standard business practices...

U.S. May Lift Oil Export Ban

What many Americans may not realize is that a series of 1970s-era laws prohibit most exports of crude oil, creating market distortions...

Privatizing OPIC

Countries with strong business climates are most likely to attract investment. When OPIC guarantees investments in risky environments, those countries have no incentive to adopt more favorable policies...

What Do U.S. Companies Pay in Foreign Taxes?

According to the most recent IRS data, U.S. companies paid $128 billion in taxes to foreign governments on $470 billion in foreign taxable income in 2010 -- a record high over the previous 18 years...

Debunking Myths About Inequality

For the richest one percent of Americans, only 15 percent of their wealth is from an inheritance. Rather, wage income is responsible for the majority of wealthy Americans' net worth...

Premium Increases from Virginia Insurance Carriers Planned for 2015

Filing proposals with Virginia's state insurance regulator, insurance companies in Virginia indicated their plans to raise premiums next year. The state is the first to publicly release insurance rate proposals for 2015...

Designating Investment Funds as SIFIs: The Cost to Investors

Designating investment funds as "systemically important financial institutions," would have a significantly detrimental impact on investors...

Avoiding the "Transportation Cliff"

Transit carries only 1 percent as much travel as highways. However, 20 percent of federal gas taxes go towards transit...

FAA Will Issue New Drone Regulations

The FAA plans to propose new regulations on commercial drone use in November, but users fear that the agency's rules might unduly restrict drone usage...


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