Daily Policy Digest

"Tough on Crime" Laws Cost Taxpayers $80 Billion Annually

With high rates of recidivism, the broken incarceration system wastes taxpayer dollars, threatens the safety of our communities and demoralizes victims by leaving many offenders unaccountable...

Federal Spending Undermines People's Freedom

ECONOMY — Policymakers will have to make large spending cuts eventually, and the sooner the better to avoid accumulating more debt...

Supplemental Entrepreneurship Benefits Low and Moderate Income Households

Supplemental entrepreneurship comes with many advantages, including autonomy, lower stakes and the flexibility to scale depending on customer response...

Shale Revolution Boosts Income around $150 a Year

The fracking revolution has happened incredibly quickly, with natural gas output in the United States increasing by 25 percent in just six years...

National Charter School Week Recap

There is currently more than 6,700 schools serving around 3 million charter school students in the United States...

Once Again, Charter Schools Are Proving Their Value

In June, 3.3 million American teenagers will graduate from high school. Just 80 percent of them graduate in four years, a share that declines to 65 percent among African-Americans...

Tuition Not the Only High Cost for College Students

Currently, The Department of Education imposes an astounding 93.9 million hours of paperwork across all levels of the agency...

Corporate Income Tax: Reform Now

The United States has the highest corporate tax rate in the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development...

Certificate-of-Need Programs Do Not Increase Health Care for the Poor

Currently, 36 states and the District of Columbia prohibit entry or expansion of healthcare facilities through "certificate-of-need" (CON) programs...

Frac Sand Safe Despite What Environmentalists Say

Some environmental activist groups and community organizers contend silica sand mining presents significant threats to human health and the environment. Scientific evidence strongly refutes such claims...


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