Daily Policy Digest

Senior Fellow Larry Kotlikoff Testifies on Social Security's Insolvency, Complexity

Determining when to collect Social Security benefits is important, but few people realize when they should do so...

Court Upholds Individual Mandate Based on Origination Clause Challenge

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the individual mandate after an Origination Clause challenge...

Modeling Piketty's Tax Proposal

If Thomas Piketty's proposed tax rates are applied to capital gains and dividends, the poor and middle class would see a 17 percent drop in their after-tax incomes...

$1.4 Trillion Medicare Cash Deficit Under Obama

More than one-fourth (29.3 percent) of the national debt is due to the Medicare shortfall...

Facts About the Export-Import Bank

In 2013 alone, the Boeing Company benefited from more than 66 percent of Ex-Im loan guarantees...

Judge Rules D.C. Gun Ban Unconstitutional

A federal judge in Washington, D.C. has ruled that the district's ban on carrying handguns in public is unconstitutional...

Misleading the Public on the Minimum Wage

The President is using misleading data to argue in favor of raising the minimum wage...

Unintended Consequences of Tobacco Taxes

Since 2006, the cigarette tax rate in New York has risen 190 percent. At the same time, the smuggling rate has risen 59 percent...

42 Total Changes Made to Obamacare

Since its passage, the Affordable Care Act has been changed 42 times: twice by the Supreme Court, 16 times by Congress, and 24 times by President Obama himself, unilaterally...

Obama Launches Private-Public Partnership to Address Infrastructure Construction

President Obama intends to address infrastructure construction with a new "public-private partnership" called the Build America Investment Initiative...


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