Daily Policy Digest

A World Without Antibiotics

As bacterial resistance has grown, the number of companies developing new antibacterial agents has shrunk, partly due to the relatively low return on investment and regulatory requirements...

Cities Move to More Costly and More Inefficient Rail Transit

The globe has seen an explosion in new rail transit that provides low-capacity transit at high cost...

Is the Master's Degree Pay Bump Worth the Cost?

Empirical research has repeatedly found that teachers with master's degrees are no more effective than teachers without them, yet schools continue to pay teachers more based on their advanced degrees...

Federal Budgets Do Not Accurately Reflect Costs

Rather than paying for the programs that it enacts out of general revenues, Congress often uses a less transparent and less accurate method of funding: issuing government loans and credit guarantees...

States Try to Fix Exchanges

Five states are looking at spending up to $240 million to fix their exchange websites or switching to the federal marketplace...

Turf War over Who Can Fill Prescriptions

Specialty drugs comprise only 1 percent of all drugs prescribed, yet they are responsible for more than a quarter of prescription drug spending...

What Makes for Effective Regulatory Reform?

Reforms that give the agencies themselves authority over compliance are rarely successful...

Cutting the Post Office to Fund Highways

It would take 10 full years of cuts to the Post Office in order to cover just one year of the Highway Trust Fund deficit...

Injecting Competition into Health Care

Consumer-driven health care could lead to more competition, lower prices and improved quality...

Using HSAs as IRAs

Some Americans are using their Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) as supplementary retirement accounts...


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