Daily Policy Digest

Government Issues

Reforming Immigration: State-Based Visas

Creating a state-based approach to immigration is consistent with federalism and would direct immigrants to the states that most want and need the additional work...

How to Regulate Driverless Cars

With human error as a crash factor in 90 percent of automobile accidents, the dawn of the driverless car has great potential to reduce crashes...

Transitioning to Broadband

The Federal Communications Commission's focus on preserving the status quo means that the agency has done little to actually look at the benefits of an Internet protocol transition...

Ten Agencies Doing One Task

In the past, the Government Accountability Office has identified 162 areas marked by fragmentation, duplication, overlap and inefficiency; this year, it added 26 new areas to that list...

New Banking Reforms Are Not Real Reform

U.S. regulatory agencies have released a number of rules aimed at preventing another housing crisis, but the new regulations are completely irrelevant and do not address the real source of potential trouble...

Using Property Rights in Fishery Management

A property rights-based fishery management system would create incentives that can solve overfishing problems...

Transportation Finance Report: 2014

Last year, $33.6 billion was invested in infrastructure investment funds, the highest level of investment in the last five years...

Surface Transportation Report: 2014

Thirty-six states and Puerto Rico have some type of legislation enabling transportation public-private partnerships, but many are limited or specific to certain projects...

Air Transportation Privatization

At the end of 2010, 22 percent of Europe's 404 main airports were either wholly investor-owned or had public-private ownership...

Red Tape under Obama

Over the last five years, the Obama administration has issued 157 new major rules at an annual cost of $73 billion; already, regulators have identified 125 more major rules that they plan to work on in 2014...


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