Daily Policy Digest

Panel Urges Overhauling Health Care at End of Life

The country's system for handling end-of-life care is largely broken and should be overhauled at almost every level, a national panel concluded...

Why British Columbia's Carbon Tax Is Not Applicable to America

The United States could not reap the same success from a carbon tax that British Columbia has due to fiscal and geological differences...

The War on Poverty: 50 Years of Failure

Since President Johnson proclaimed his unconditional war on poverty, taxpayers have spent roughly $22 trillion dollars, which, adjusted for inflation, is three times the cost of all military wars since the American Revolution...

Dangers Aside, Railways Reshape Crude Market

Today, 1.6 million barrels of oil, close to 20 percent of the total pumped in the U.S., are being shipped by rail per day...

Young Physicians OK with Obamacare While Older Doctors Bristle

More than half of doctors age 46 or older give the Affordable Care Act a "D" or "F."...

Government Watchdog: HealthCare.gov Full of Security Risks

The Government Accountability Office is set to address Congress this week to discuss the federal health insurance website and cybersecurity...

Which Industries Are Expecting Labor Shortages?

The world's advanced economies run a significant risk of labor shortages over the next eight years, says a new report by the Conference Board...

2015 Tax Rates, Brackets & Exemption Amounts May Save Taxpayers Money

Tax brackets will nudge upwards, meaning taxes should decreases for many taxpayers...

Top Retirement Expense: Your Home

Home mortgage and other home-related expenses comprise 40 to 45 percent of household budgets for people age 50 and older...

The Latest Anti-Small-Business Effort to Stop Global Warming

Even as environmental regulations have become more complex, there is no real evidence global warming has occurred over the past 15 years...


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