Daily Policy Digest

What Makes a Country Successful? Small Government, Economic Freedom

The majority of the time, rising per-capita incomes, economic growth and low unemployment are associated with small government and economic freedom...

The 97 Percent Myth

There is no basis for the claim that 97 percent of scientists believe that man-made climate change is a dangerous problem...

Is College Worth It?

Students with college debt who fail to graduate have just 14 percent of the wealth that college graduates with debt have...

Governor Pence's Medicaid Plan: Rhetoric vs. Reality

According to analysts, almost half of the Indiana residents expected to sign up for the Medicaid expansion do not work at all, and less than 14 percent work full-time jobs year round...

The State of Estate and Inheritance Taxes in 2014

Estate and inheritance taxes have large compliance costs, suppress entrepreneurship and harm economic growth...

Unnecessary Licensing Raises Consumer Prices and Kills Jobs

In Minnesota, it takes more classroom time to become a cosmetologist than to become a lawyer...

Obama's Cap-and-Trade to Worsen Poverty

Americans in the bottom fifth of the income distribution spend almost one quarter of their income on energy...

Help the Poor without Taxing the Rich

If the U.S. could tax its way to prosperity, it would already have done so...

Federal Regulations Drive Up Consumer Prices

The 36 economically significant regulations issued by the Obama administration increase consumer prices by more than $11,000...

GOP Wants Vote on Alternative Health Care Plan

House Republicans are seeking a vote on a health care plan that would serve as an alternative to Obamacare...


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