Daily Policy Digest

Loose Civil Forfeiture Law Leads to IRS Money Grab

In order to prevent federal money grabbing, criminal forfeiture should replace civil forfeiture, therefore removing financial incentive to seize property from innocent people...

Let the States Manage Federal Lands

It takes the Bureau of Land Management 227 days on average to complete a drilling application; it takes just 30 days to complete the same application at the state level...

Cutting Corporate Taxes: Higher GDP, More Jobs, Higher Wages

Were lawmakers to reduce the corporate tax rate, it would have minor effects on federal revenue over the long run but would have a major, positive impact on GDP...

Fixing Highways by Taxing Overseas Earnings: A Bad Idea

Two tax-related solutions have been proposed to solve the highway funding problem: a tax repatriation holiday and a tax hike on foreign earnings...

New York Education Costs Rising due to Teacher Salaries

Between the 2008-2009 school year and the 2013-2014 school year, New York's median teacher salary increased 11.5 percent...

Charter Schools Offer Minority Students Better Educational Options

Charter schools are smaller than conventional public schools and serve a disproportionate and increasing number of poor and minority students...

Don't Be Misled by Obamacare Sign-Up Figures

While the White House is cheering 11.4 million health insurance sign-ups in the exchanges, "signing up" for Obamacare doesn't mean "enrolling" in Obamacare...

Getting Rid of Ineffective, Unnecessary Federal Spending

Privatizing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which funds services such as PBS or NPR, would save Americans $445 million every year...

Standards Don't Work: Better Teachers Do

Common Core (more formally, the Common Core State Standards Initiative) is a set of federal standards for math and reading that states can adopt in exchange for federal grant money...

New Report: American Millennials Scoring Poorly Compared to International Peers

A new report from the Educational Testing Service says that millennials might be the most educated generation in history, but American millennials' scores on international skills tests are less than impressive...


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