Daily Policy Digest

How to Analyze Today's Unemployment Report

The Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its August employment report this morning, and all eyes will be on the unemployment rate. But there are a few other pieces of important data that should be looked at...

Illinois Pension System a Total Mess

In Illinois, many retired teachers are making twice as much in pensions as they earned during their time in the workforce...

IRS Looks to Tax Employer-Provided Meals

In Silicon Valley, it is common for employers to provide complimentary food to their employees. But the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sees the free meals as a source of revenue...

The New Technologies Changing Medicine

Economists are expecting a 21 percent increase in information technology jobs in the health care industry by the end of the decade...

Analyst Estimates Obamacare Will Increase Number of Uninsured

By the end of the decade, the United States' health system will be in worse shape than it was before the Affordable Care Act...

What Happens When You Tax Junk Food?

Health organizations and lawmakers across the country have sought to target junk food and curb obesity by taxing sweets...

Do We Need Male and Female Equality in Health Research?

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced it will now require all NIH-funded experiments to use equal numbers of male and female animals when testing new drugs...

Solar Boom Pales in Comparison to Oil and Gas Production

In just one year, the United States increased its oil production by more than twice the energy output of the entire solar sector...

Subsidizing Electronic Health Records Fails to Deliver

Since 2009, the federal government has sent $26 billion in taxpayer dollars to hospitals and doctors that have installed electronic health records...

Don't Cut Carbon, Just Adapt to Climate Change

Even if the United States eliminated all carbon emissions from transport for four years, the world's carbon dioxide emissions would still increase...


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