Daily Policy Digest

About That CEO/Employee Pay Gap

The AFL-CIO points to a 331-to-1 gap in compensation between America’s chief executives and the pay of the average worker, but in reality, the pay gap is roughly five-to-one...

83 Percent of Nation's Schools Report More Lunches Dumped by Kids

The current federal school meal mandates are “overly rigid and unrealistic,” says the National School Boards Association...

A Bit of College Can Be Worse Than None at All

Nearly one-third of students who started college in 2012 didn’t return to a U.S. school the following year, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center...

Poll: Many Insured Struggle with Medical Bills

Overall, 1 in 4 privately insured adults say they doubt they could pay for a major unexpected illness or injury...

What Hayek Teaches Us about Unintended Consequences

Today, federal lawmakers seem intent on grand designs, which have brought a series of unintended consequences...

How Would the Internet Sales Tax Hurt New Businesses?

Lawmakers are pushing to enact the Marketplace Fairness Act after the November midterm elections...

Death to the Death Tax

Upon death, the federal government taxes 40 percent of the deceased's income and assets above an exemption threshold...

What Will Opting Out of the Individual Mandate Look Like?

According to the Congressional Budget Office, 23 million uninsured likely qualify for exemptions...

The U.S. Won't Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline? Canada Looks East Instead

The Obama administration has delayed a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, so support for an alternative pipeline is growing in Canada...

Does Energy Efficiency Reduce Overall Energy Use?

The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded last week to three researchers responsible for the development of LED lighting...


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