Daily Policy Digest

Congress: Permit Crude Oil Exports Now

Posting a 13.4 percent economic growth rate in 2012, North Dakota's economy has grown five times faster than the national average…

Two Tax Bills Could Soon Affect Future Tax Returns

Even the most ardent supporters of taxing the rich are starting to realize that the estate tax is more bother than it's worth...

U.S. Household Debt Is High While Savings are Low

The average household carries nearly $7,000 in credit card debt...

Abolishing the Death Tax Could Increase Wages and Investments

The federal government seizes over 40 percent of an individual's estate when they die...

Americans Paying for High Cost Subsidies for Low Wind Energy Output

The wind energy sector received 42 percent of total federal subsidies while producing only 2 percent of the nation's total electricity...

Your Tax Refund Is an Interest-Free Loan to the Government

Getting a refund means you paid too much in taxes last year and the government is paying that money back — without interest...

STEM Degrees Offer Better Job Security

Today, there are 277,000 STEM job vacancies, and it is estimated that there could be 2.4 million vacancies by 2018...

Competency-Based Education: Good Idea or Bad Idea?

Policymakers and higher education reform advocates have become increasingly interested in competency-based education (CBE) as a potential solution to many of the key challenges in higher education today...

Will China's Composite Index Replace the Dow?

More than half of the top 20 investment banks and brokers measured by market capitalization now come from China...

Oil Price Drop Forcing Commodity-Rich Countries to Sell Off Foreign Assets

Oil futures in New York traded at $52.78 a barrel today, 49 percent lower than a year ago...


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