Daily Policy Digest

Seniors Spending More on Credit Cards, Mortgages

In 1989, the average credit card balance for 65 to 74 year olds was $2,100; that number has increased to $6,000 today, says National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Fellow Pamela Villarreal...

Course Choice Policies

By employing course choice, students have more options and can take those classes from an outside provider...

Income Tax Credit for Home-Schooling Families

A new report suggests home schooling families should receive a tax credit because they are required to fund schools that they are not using...

A Carbon Tax Is Not More Efficient

Even reducing greenhouse gases by 100 percent, the United States would only be able to avert a warming of 0.173 degrees Celsius by 2100...

New "Client Choice" Program First in the United States

A Texas county has been awarded a grant to establish a program that, among other things, establishes a "client choice" system in which defendants can pick their own attorney from a list of approved lawyers...

The United Kingdom's Experience with Lower Corporate Tax Rates

Lowering the corporate income tax rate -- even substantially -- would not produce increased investment and other expected benefits if accompanied by a lengthening of asset lives...

The Effects of Living Wage Laws

One study found that a 100 percent increase in the living wage reduces employment for low wage workers by 12 percent to 17 percent...

The Affordable Care Act and the Rule of Law

The Affordable Care Act represents a breakdown in the rule of law and has done long-lasting damage to our constitutional order...

Union-Funded Study Understates Public Pension Costs

A new union-funded study understates the costs of public employee pensions while overstating the costs of corporate welfare...

Pilot Shortage Hurts Airlines

Airlines have long been anticipating a large wave of pilot retirements, but it has come earlier -- and has been more severe -- than companies expected...


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