Daily Policy Digest

Biggest Jump in Health Care Spending in over 30 Years

Health care spending grew 9.9 percent in the first quarter of 2014, the biggest percent change in health care spending in more than 30 years...

What Is the Best Way to Measure Inequality?

By adding in in-kind benefits (such as health insurance and health care), incomes in the lower and middle quintiles have actually grown, and the growth of inequality is reduced...

Corporations Moving Abroad for Tax Reasons

The United States needs to cut its corporate tax rate significantly and change from a worldwide tax system to a territorial one in order to stop the shift of companies and jobs overseas...

Running Out of Resources?

History is replete with ecologists' warnings about running out of resources, but humans have consistently broken through limits and found ways to innovate...

Are Baby Boomers Saving Enough?

In 2010, 80 percent of households headed by someone aged 65 to 74 owned their homes; half of these had fully repaid their mortgages...

Unintended Consequences of Welfare Asset Limits

In order to qualify for benefits, welfare recipients are effectively told not to save money or retain assets...

State Economic Performance and Outlook

Texas outdid the rest of the states in terms of economic performance between 2002 and 2012...

Britain to Explore for Shale Gas

Shale gas in Britain could create more than 64,000 jobs and inject local businesses with $55 billion in capital...

What Does Medical Care Actually Cost?

Patients who try to shop around for health care have trouble determining what the best deal is because pricing data is often unavailable...

Apprenticeships on the Decline

Apprenticeships offer unique opportunities for workers to gain necessary skills, yet the number of apprenticeship programs in the United States has fallen 40 percent over the last decade...


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