Daily Policy Digest

School Choice Enrollment at Record High

The number of students using school choice programs -- whether vouchers, scholarships funded by donors receiving tax credits, or educational savings accounts -- increased from 260,000 to 301,000 in the 2013-2014 school year...

Public School Battle Map

Researchers at the Cato Institute have developed an interactive map that allows users to explore the conflicts taking place across U.S. public schools...

Biggest Problems with the Ethanol Mandate

The Environmental Protection Agency's ethanol mandate lowers fuel efficiency and damages vehicle engines...

Young People Better Off Financially Without Insurance

In 2014, 86 percent of young people would be better off opting out of health coverage; as the penalty rises for not having insurance, that number will drop, down to 66 percent in 2019...

U.S. States $5 Trillion in Debt

States' combined $5.1 trillion debt is the equivalent of $16,178 per capita or 33 percent of yearly gross state product...

A Ranking of Housing Affordability

Of 360 housing markets measured, 95 of them were ranked "affordable," 84 of those being in the United States; of the rest, seven affordable markets were in Canada and four in Ireland...

Fuel Rules Raising Costs in Detroit

The impact of new Environmental Protection Agency regulations were on full display at this year's Detroit Auto Show...

Should California Subsidize The Film Industry?

A Louisiana study found that for every dollar that the state received in revenue from film production, it spent $7.29 in tax credits...

Minimum Wage Executive Order Has Unintended Consequences

As Congress is not likely to increase funding for federal contractors forced to comply with an executive order to increase the minimum wage, those companies will likely have to lay off workers to keep costs level...

Why Wind and Solar Are a Problem

Government has spent years encouraging wind and solar energy, but in 2012, wind still did not constitute even a full 1 percent of the world's energy supply, and solar was responsible for only 0.2 percent of world energy supply...


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