Daily Policy Digest

Congratulations! Here Is Your Diploma and $27,000 in Student Loan Debt

Since 2004, overall student loan debt increased by 325 percent...

Tesla Becomes the Harbinger of Doom for Utilities

Utilities are losing customers. Tesla Energy already has over 38,000 pre-ordered Powerwall systems...

The Highway Trust Fund Is Almost Insolvent

The Highway Trust fund is running a $13 billion cash flow deficit this year and is expected to exhaust all its money sometime in July unless lawmakers take action...

United States Federal Regulatory State is Larger than India's Economy

In 2014, agencies issued 16 new regulations for every law—that is 3,554 new regulations compared to 224 new laws...

Universal Savings Accounts Could Improve Financial Planning

In Canada, the government's new budget increased the annual contribution limit on Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs) from $5,500 to $10,000...

Federal Oversight Misses the Runway on Air Travel Improvements

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expects the number of passengers carried annually to reach a record-high 775.8 million by fiscal year 2015...

Out-Of-Pocket Spending Surges Under Obamacare

Out-of-pocket spending on health care declined for decades—until the Affordable Care Act kicked in...

North Carolina Pursues Higher Education Reform

The University of North Carolina system needs to be more transparent. In addition, more attention should be directed to reducing the cost of a university education by making the system more efficient...

When It Comes to Health Coverage, Employers Insure More Than Obamacare

Some 3.6 million workers lost their employer-based benefits and got dumped onto exchanges...

Imports a Boon to the United States Economy

Historically, the highest levels of U.S. employment growth tend to have occurred during periods when U.S. imports exceeded exports...


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