Daily Policy Digest

Endogeneity and Quantitative Easing

The Federal Reserve's use of quantitative easing and stimulus are becoming less and less effective as a result of "endogeneity" -- a practice of taking measures that can be predicted in advance...

Does California's "Right to Know" Law Provide Too Much Information?

In California, there is little, if any, evidence that the state's "right to know" law has significantly reduced the frequency of cancer in the state...

The Fed's Low Interest Rates Do Not Encourage Investment

Only 8 percent of CFOs interviewed would increase business investment in response to a 1 percent drop in interest rates...

Fracking Keeps Heating Bills Down

While the increased demand due to cold weather has raised natural gas prices, the jump in price has not been as extreme as in past cold snaps...

Problems with the President's myRA Plan

The president's myRA retirement accounts actually incentivize using the plan for immediate investment benefits, not long-term savings...

Foster Care versus Modern Orphanages

More than 85 percent of alumni surveyed reported favorable or very favorable assessments of their orphanage days, says Richard McKenzie, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis...

Adoption from Foster Care

About 30 percent of children who are reunited with their families will eventually return to the foster care system, says Alexander M. Bachik, a research associate with the National Center for Policy Analysis...

Texas' Energy Market

Proponents of changing Texas' energy system argue that the energy markets do not produce enough revenue to encourage future energy investments and are advocating for regulations that would impose new energy taxes on consumers...

Banks Steer Clear of Risky Customers

Last year, J.P. Morgan dumped 2,000 customers in an attempt to reduce its regulatory risk...

Student Loan Debt a Serious Problem

Of 2012 college graduates, 71 percent had student loans with an average debt of $29,400...


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