Daily Policy Digest

Government Issues

Inadequate Patent Rules Stifling Innovation

Companies are not getting the most out of the process of protecting and nurturing intellectual property...

Americans See Value of Free-Market Due to Corporate Welfare Waste

Americans recognize the federal government does too many things that would be done better by individuals or businesses in the private sector...

Obama's New Regulations to Cost $110 Billion

An American Action Forum (AAF) review of Obama's regulatory agenda found more than $110 billion in potential costs, with billions more in unknown burdens...

Background and Status of Trade Promotion Authority and Trans-Pacific Partnership

Although the likelihood that TPA will pass and the TPP will be completed and successfully implemented remains uncertain, it is clear that trade policy will be a ripe and contentious issue throughout the 2016 election year...

What Are Unfunded Mandates Costing the States?

In 2010, the federal government imposed 86 unfunded mandates on state and local governments, easily a modern record...

Reasons Not to Reauthorize the Export-Import Bank

Jobs will not vanish if the Ex-Im Bank charter expires...

Open Skies Agreements Lead to Airfare Savings

Open Skies Agreements have lowered airfare 15 percent and increased international flight operations for consumers...

Residential Segregation Rising?

The traditional story of increasing segregation in urban areas in response to black migration to urban centers is incomplete...

Simple Logic Derails Congress' Positive Train Control Initiative

Positive train control is a classic example of what you get when Congress tries to dictate solutions to commercial and technological problems...

"Tough on Crime" Laws Cost Taxpayers $80 Billion Annually

With high rates of recidivism, the broken incarceration system wastes taxpayer dollars, threatens the safety of our communities and demoralizes victims by leaving many offenders unaccountable...


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