Daily Policy Digest

46 Million on Food Stamps in 2014

Twenty million more Americans are on food stamps today than they were before the recession...

Does California's High-Speed Rail Project Make Sense?

California is hardly considered a model of fiscal restraint, so its latest attempt to fund a high-speed rail project may come as no surprise...

Inequality Is Falling across the Globe

Global inequality is on the decline...

Welfare Reform Must Include Medicaid

Federal spending on the Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program was $274 billion in 2013...

Giving Congress More Power over Federal Regulations

Many people may not realize that Congress has power to limit federal regulatory actions...

Who Does the Minimum Wage Hurt? The Young

Analyzing overall employment after a wage hike can mask the negative impact that minimum wages have on youth employment...

The Capital Gains Tax Sometimes Taxes Losses

The capital gains tax can impose taxes even when an individual loses money...

Aligning CBO Scoring with Reality

The House of Representatives has voted to require the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to consider the macroeconomic effects of proposed legislation when analyzing the cost of new bills...

Expanding Medicaid in Texas Would Hurt Patients

Medicaid provides enrollees with worse access to care than private health coverage -- one-third of physicians do not accept new Medicaid patients...

School Choice Roadblocks: Blaine Amendments

State constitutions vary, but most include limits on a state's ability to use taxpayer dollars to fund religious schools...


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