Daily Policy Digest

Obama's Retroactive Tax Proposal Is Bad Policy

President Obama's budget proposal includes a 14 percent tax on corporations' foreign earnings. The problem? It's a retroactive tax...

Canadian Patients Wait More than Four Months to See Specialists

Canadians wait 18.2 weeks for treatment after being referred to specialists from their general practitioners...

Telemedicine: Improving Access, Decreasing Costs

Telehealth improves patients' access to doctors when they might otherwise face delays or be unable to reach a physician...

Obama's Budget Is Full of New Taxes

The president wants to limit contributions to tax-advantaged retirement accounts in order to bring the federal government $26 billion...

The Benefits of Right-to-Work Laws

From 2002 to 2012, states with right-to-work laws saw a 7.2 percent increase in payroll employment, compared to a 2 percent increase in other states...

Reforming the Regulatory State

Regulations cost Americans 9 billion hours of paperwork in order to comply...

Long-Term Care: Expectations vs. Reality

A new report from Health Affairs reveals that Americans' perceptions of their future need for long-term care differ markedly from reality...

Electricity Consumption Drops during the Super Bowl

Millions tuned in to watch this year's Super Bowl, and, according to General Electric, televisions alone during the ballgame consume more than 11 million kilowatt-hours of energy...

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...


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