Daily Policy Digest

The Fed's Policy Can Be Effective with Low Long-Term Rates

The state of the economy, not the central bank, determines the real rate of return of investments, represented by an inflation-adjusted long-term rate...

The 114th Congress Should Reform Tax Policies Soon

Congress can pass legislation this year that would make a significant difference in the lives of Americans...

New Energy Proposals Could be A Game Changer

The American Energy Renaissance Act of 2014 proposes many drastic changes to the status quo surrounding energy and environmental regulations...

Iran Oil Production Could Shake-Up OPEC

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects a decrease in oil prices by as much as $15 per barrel when Iran is at full production capacity...

Nevada Could Soon Become the 26th School Choice State

Gov. Sandoval's signature will usher Nevada into the school choice family as the 26th state with a private school choice program...

Corporate Profits May Decline More in 2015

The first look at Q4 2014 corporate profits as published by the Bureau of Economic Analysis in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data shows that it declined slightly for 2014 as a whole...

The Senate Should Not Rush Approving MACRA

Medicare’s Physician Fee Schedule is tied to an inflation formula that is inadequate to pay physicians enough to keep seeing Medicare patients...

The United States Among World Leaders in Renewable Energy Investment

Global investment in renewable energy, which had dipped a bit between 2011 and 2013, rebounded in 2014 to a near all-time high of $270 billion...

Obama and Members of Congress Want Unrestrained Discretionary Spending Power

The budget deficit fell from the towering heights of more than $1.4 trillion of red ink in 2009 to less than $500 billion in 2014...

Ohio Ranks Best in Government Spending Transparency

Ohio is tops in the country when it comes to transparency in government spending, says the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG), who ranked Ohio 46th just a year ago...


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