Daily Policy Digest

NLRB Ruling Makes McDonald's Liable for Franchisee Actions

A decision from the National Labor Relations Board would hold McDonald's liable for its franchisees' employment decisions...

Medicare Excludes Procedures in Ambulatory Surgical Centers from Reimbursement

Medicare lists 1,700 different procedures that the program requires to be performed in a hospital, rather than an outpatient facility, in order to qualify for Medicare reimbursement...

Workers Would Benefit from Abolishing the Corporate Income Tax

According to a Congressional Budget Office study, workers bear 70 percent of the corporate tax burden...

Why Health Care Has Consolidated

Between 1998 and 2012, the United States saw 1,113 hospital mergers and acquisitions concerning 2,277 hospitals...

Unintended Consequences of Child Labor Laws

Trade sanctions limit work options available to poor children, often forcing them into more dangerous work...

Abolishing the Corporate Income Tax Could Be Good for Everyone

Most Americans see the corporate income tax as a tax that affects only businesses, but it is ultimately American workers that bear the burden of the tax...

The Hidden Social Security Debt

Social Security promises are not officially recorded as debts, meaning that the federal government has a hefty set of financial obligations that are kept off the books...

Genetic Engineering Can Help Fight the California Drought

There is one technology that could do much to lessen the impact of the drought on California's farmers: genetic engineering...

Flaws in Alcohol Control Policies

Many governments have imposed new taxes and restrictions on advertising and licensing in order to reduce heavy drinking...

Schools Face Bake Sale Restrictions

New food restrictions on schools threaten to do away with bake sales...


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