Daily Policy Digest

Exempting Labor from Prosecution

Pennsylvania's criminal code contains a carve-out for harassment and threats in the context of labor disputes...

Overtreating Medicare Patients Costs $8 Billion

A new study reveals that up to 42 percent of Medicare patients received at least one unnecessary medical procedure during a single year...

How to Increase Investment

Allowing full expensing for all investments would increase capital stock by 16 percent and raise GDP by more than 5 percent...

The Irrelevant Unemployment Rate

There are plenty of alternatives to work today, as government support programs have made voluntary joblessness a feasible option...

Further Ozone Reductions: Are There Benefits?

Currently, the EPA is evaluating whether or not to make its National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ozone even stricter. Such regulations, according to the EPA, could cost businesses up to $90 billion annually to comply...

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...


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