Daily Policy Digest

The Unemployed are not the Only People Applying for Jobs

Every month, millions of workers search for new jobs although they already have one...

The Fed's Support of Asset Prices and Low Rates leads to Slow Economic Growth

U.S. GDP growth is still sluggish, registering only 2.3 percent last year and expected to reach a mere 2.5 percent this year...

Will Texas Set the Standard for School Choice?

This year, lawmakers should seize the opportunity to leapfrog other states by enacting universal educational freedom, putting Texas in a position of leadership...

Will Arkansas be the 25th State to Adopt School Choice?

HB 1552 affirms that a private school participating in the program remains autonomous and is not an agent of the state or of an Arkansas school district...

Is Obamacare Winning Over Republican Lawmakers?

Last week's overwhelming bipartisan support in the House of Representatives for a deal to lock in Obamacare's way of paying doctors sends a terrible signal...

Reassessing the Antiquities Act

The Department of the Interior is responsible for maintaining antiquities, however they are currently running at least a $13.5 billion deficit...

World Income Inequality and Poverty Are In Decline

Inequality in market and disposable income are steadily increasing in the US, and compared to similarly wealthy countries, the US redistributes comparatively less...

It Is Time to Lift America's Crude Oil Export Ban

Cash-strapped oilmen would like to sell their product abroad and are lobbying to lift the crude oil ban...

Housing Bust Accounts For the Slow Economic Recovery

Bank lending in advanced economies quadrupled in the second half of the 20th century, from about 30 percent of GDP in 1945 to about 120 percent of GDP just before the 2008 global financial crisis...

Boehner and Pelosi's Medicare Doc Fix to Cost Billions

H.R.2 bill increases spending on the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) by almost $40 billion...


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