Daily Policy Digest

A Ranking of Housing Affordability

Of 360 housing markets measured, 95 of them were ranked "affordable," 84 of those being in the United States; of the rest, seven affordable markets were in Canada and four in Ireland...

Fuel Rules Raising Costs in Detroit

The impact of new Environmental Protection Agency regulations were on full display at this year's Detroit Auto Show...

Should California Subsidize The Film Industry?

A Louisiana study found that for every dollar that the state received in revenue from film production, it spent $7.29 in tax credits...

Minimum Wage Executive Order Has Unintended Consequences

As Congress is not likely to increase funding for federal contractors forced to comply with an executive order to increase the minimum wage, those companies will likely have to lay off workers to keep costs level...

Why Wind and Solar Are a Problem

Government has spent years encouraging wind and solar energy, but in 2012, wind still did not constitute even a full 1 percent of the world's energy supply, and solar was responsible for only 0.2 percent of world energy supply...

Health Insurance Was Not a Free Market Prior to ObamaCare

From licensing requirements to finance restrictions to price dictates to coverage mandates, the health insurance market in America was hardly free prior to the Affordable Care Act...

Upward Mobility Has Not Declined

Ten years ago, 20 percent of children born in the middle income distribution found their way to the top; that figure is the same today...

Will Expanding Health Insurance Strain Emergency Rooms?

Americans can expect an increase in traffic to emergency rooms as insurance coverage increases...

State Budget Gimmicks

Some of the most popular "tricks" used by legislators to hide the true cost of government spending include underfunding pensions, inflating revenue projections, shifting funds and using one-time asset sales...

Some States Dump Common Core Tests

Controversy over Common Core standards has led some states to withdraw from the testing programs...


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