Daily Policy Digest

Right-to-Work Laws Make Unions More Accountable

When states implement right-to-work legislation and make union dues voluntary, unions become more responsive to their members...

Ballot Initiatives across the Country: Soda Taxes, GMOs and Corporate Speech Rights

San Francisco is mulling a new tax on sugary drinks of 2 cents per ounce, meaning that a canned soft drink will face a 24-cent tax if the measure passes...

Despite Rhetoric, Women Are Succeeding in Science Fields

Women are a minority within the academic sciences field. As a result many commentators have begun to insist that male-dominated academia creates an inhospitable work environment for women...

How Important Are Education Issues in the Midterm Elections?

An analysis of the platforms of 139 of the major candidates for governor and U.S. Senate races reveals little focus on education...

Countries Boost Incomes, Reduce Poverty with Capitalism

From 1990 to 2011, the percent of the world's population living in extreme poverty fell from 36 percent down to 15 percent...

Most Private Sector Workers Employed in Pass-Through Companies

Sole proprietors, limited liability companies (LLCs), partnerships and S-corporations now make up more than 50 percent of all business income...

Tennessee Voters to Decide Whether to Ban an Income Tax

Since 2000, the nine states without an income tax have had higher median employment growth that the nine states with the highest marginal income tax rates...

Insurance Premiums Up 78 Percent for Some

Under Obamacare, young men's premiums have risen by an average of 78.2 percent...

New FDA Nutrition Label Rules: All Cost, No Benefit?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is planning to require updates to nutritional labels, a move that many critics say is all cost and no benefit...

Tax Credit Scholarships Continue to be Challenged in Florida

Controversy has been stirring in Florida over the state's school choice policy, with activist groups challenging Florida's tax credit scholarship program...


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