Daily Policy Digest

Millennials Not Expecting Social Security Benefits

Within 15 years, the number of Americans reaching retirement age will increase by a staggering 70 percent, while the number of Americans of working age will increase by just 6 percent...

Insurers Raising Rates for 2015

Arizona is the latest state whose insurers have proposed their premium rates for next year. For major insurers, the rate increases range from a 14.4 percent hike from Cigna to a whopping 25.5 percent hike from Humana...

Will World Join U.S. in Cutting Emissions?

Persuading other countries to follow the United States' example of cutting carbon emissions will not be an easy task...

Grouping Students by Ability

Empirical data has tended to show that students gain when they are grouped according to their skill level...

The Mixed Track Record of the Fed's First 100 Years

While established as a lender of last resort, the Federal Reserve has morphed into a central bank with discretionary authority and a record of mixed results...

Using Consumption to Measure Inequality

While standard inequality measurements look at income and earnings, consumption is critical to getting an accurate picture of inequality...

Obama Plan to Rate Colleges Makes Them Even More Expensive

The proposed federal scorecard will rate schools based on accessibility and affordability, granting federal aid based on the ratings...

Virginia Governor Planning Medicaid Expansion

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has been researching whether he can expand the state's Medicaid program on his own, through executive order, if the state legislature refuses to approve the expansion...

EU Introduces Negative Interest Rate

The European Central Bank is the first major bank to impose a negative interest rate, meaning that it will costs banks money to hold onto their extra funds...

Cities Try to Regulate Fracking

Some cities have begun using zoning laws to keep fracking at a distance...


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