Daily Policy Digest

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...

The Cybersecurity Framework Is the Wrong Approach

Market-based standards are more effective than state-mandated plans, which run the risk of becoming "mired in unwieldy top-down complexity"...

Paternal Involvement Increases College Graduation Rates

Teenagers with "very involved" fathers were 105 percent more likely to graduate from college than teens who reported that their fathers were not involved...

Food and Drug Administration Approval Times Vary Widely

Food and Drug Administration approval for Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis drugs takes three times as long as approval for cancer drugs...

Reforming Immigration: State-Based Visas

Creating a state-based approach to immigration is consistent with federalism and would direct immigrants to the states that most want and need the additional work...

Banking Salaries: Public Versus Private

Federal banking regulatory agency compensation, on average, is more than 2.7 times that of private-sector bank employees...


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