Daily Policy Digest

Is Disability Contributing to Women's Declining Employment?

The labor force participation rate for women is the lowest in more than a decade, and it has dropped from its 1999 peak of 60 percent down to 57.2 percent in 2012...

ObamaCare Creating Two-Tier System

Today, there are an estimated 4,400 concierge physicians -- 30 percent more than just last year...

Flat Income Taxes Don’t Endanger Public Finances or Create Inequality

States with progressive income taxes have higher inequality than those with other tax schemes...

Switching from Catholic Schools to Charters

The archdioceses of Indianapolis, Miami and Washington, D.C., have allowed their Catholic schools to reopen as independently managed, public charter schools...

U.S. Loses from Keystone Delay

In rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline, the U.S. has offended its most important ally and economic partner, Canada, instead opting to refine oil from countries across the globes that are not our allies...

Who Pays The Corporate Income Tax?

Almost 60 percent of the corporate tax burden falls on workers...

The Regulatory State

It cost Americans a whopping $1.863 trillion to comply with federal regulations in 2013, more than the gross domestic product of Canada...

Does Plain Packaging Reduce Smoking?

With the rise of illicit cigarettes -- which contain no health warnings -- Australian youth most likely have greater access to cigarettes at lower prices...

Executive Order Closing Restaurants, Killing Jobs

The Navy estimates that 390 fast food restaurants will close due to new costs resulting from an executive order to raise the minimum wage, meaning a loss of 5,750 jobs; additional closures on Army and Air Force bases could mean a loss of 10,000 more jobs...

State Growth in School Choice

Enrollment in public charter schools increased by more than 250,000 between 2012 and 2013, totaling 5 percent of public school enrollment nationwide...


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