Daily Policy Digest

Using Consumption to Measure Inequality

While standard inequality measurements look at income and earnings, consumption is critical to getting an accurate picture of inequality...

Obama Plan to Rate Colleges Makes Them Even More Expensive

The proposed federal scorecard will rate schools based on accessibility and affordability, granting federal aid based on the ratings...

Virginia Governor Planning Medicaid Expansion

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has been researching whether he can expand the state's Medicaid program on his own, through executive order, if the state legislature refuses to approve the expansion...

EU Introduces Negative Interest Rate

The European Central Bank is the first major bank to impose a negative interest rate, meaning that it will costs banks money to hold onto their extra funds...

Cities Try to Regulate Fracking

Some cities have begun using zoning laws to keep fracking at a distance...

Government Researching How to Change Food Choices

$2 million in taxpayer dollars is going towards a research center to study how the government can change Americans' eating habits...

Is There Really a Gap Between Wages and Productivity?

Many people encouraging an increase in the minimum wage will cite Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) figures showing that productivity since 1973 has gone up 100 percent...

Is U.S. Manufacturing Making a Comeback?

Manufacturing may be making a comeback, at least according to some economists. But skeptics are not so sure...

Home Health Care Workers Escaping Background Checks

In at least 10 states, home health care workers can avoid background checks...

What Does the New EPA Regulation Do?

The EPA estimates that up to 15 percent of America's coal fleet could be removed from operation as a result of the rule...


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