Daily Policy Digest
|Defining Meaningful Tax Reform
There are two opposing standards of tax equity -- one based on the accretion standard for measuring income, the other based on the consumption standard, says David Tuerck and James Angelini of Beacon Hill Institute...
|The Sad Truth About Why College Degrees Have Become More Valuable
Students now need to spend big bucks on higher education to get them just past where they could have been with high school effectiveness at the "Nation at Risk" level of the early 1980's...
|New EPA Employee Bonuses Spark OIG Investigation
In a November 30th investigative report by the Office of Inspector General (OIG), the OIG hotline received an anonymous call stating a new EPA Director of Finance requested a $250,000 reimbursement of relocation costs...
|The Come Back of the One-Room Schoolhouse
The range of exciting school options continues to expand…oddly enough, in Texas where school choice legislation has been thwarted by those who oppose competition to government run schools...
|Ohio's Tax Reform
Ohio's tax reform has made the state more competitive with its immediate neighbors, particularly for renting households...
|Hospitals Dominate Health Jobs in November
Hospital jobs, which increased 13,000, comprised over half the growth in health jobs in November, writes John R. Graham.
|Healthy People Needed to Prop Up Obamacare Ponzi Scheme
The Affordable Care Act contains no cost control, writes NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick...
|Teacher Pay -- A Scarcity Issue?
Across the United States there are more teachers than education positions, allowing teacher pay to decrease in order to meet the market demand...
|Redefining Jobs Down: Managers, Salaried Workers and Overtime Pay
In 2016, millions of professional and salaried American workers will be effectively reclassified as hourly workers and eligible for mandatory overtime pay due to a change in U.S. Department of Labor regulations...
|The Politicization of American Universities
American universities have become politicized to the extent that academic standards have been plunging...