Daily Policy Digest

American Shipping Law Raises Consumer Costs

The Jones Act requires all goods shipped between American ports to be carried by American-made, American-owned ships and crewed by American residents...

What Makes Up Americans' Incomes?

In 2012, Americans reported a total of $9.2 trillion in income. By far, the largest source of that income was salaries and wages...

Getting Rid of Renewable Energy Mandate Would Benefit Consumers

In 2008, the state of Ohio mandated that electric utilities get 12.5 percent of their electricity supply from renewable sources by 2024...

Licensing Laws Raise Prices, Hurt Consumers

Twenty-four states require licenses to be a coach...

Charitable Giving: America vs. Canada

Americans gave $198.6 billion to charity in 2012...

Making Charter Schools Work in Alabama

There are eight states without any charter schools -- one of those states is Alabama...

What Does the Future Look Like for American Coal?

While coal remains America's most used energy resource, it faces mounting challenges...

Getting Rid of Depreciation with Full Expensing

Allowing businesses to deduct their expenditures in the year that they are purchased would make investment more attractive, create jobs and raise wages...

Government Intervention in Manufacturing

Included in the massive omnibus spending bill passed by Congress in December was the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation (RAMI) Act...

Which Cities Get the Most Return on their Educational Investment?

In a new report, WalletHub has compiled a list of American cities with the most and least efficient spending on education -- which cities are getting the best return on their educational investment?...


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