Daily Policy Digest

Could Lower Taxes Replace the Child Tax Credit?

The Child Tax Credit currently provides over $57 billion in benefits to taxpayers...

Heavy Enforcement Has Negative Effects on FHA Mortgage Market

Overly aggressive, unnecessary enforcement of the False Claims Act and FIRREA is constraining access to credit...

The Federal Reserve's Lackluster Record Good Reason to Reform

The Fed has strayed so far from the classic prescription for a lender of last resort—to provide short-term funds to solvent institutions at penalty rates—it strains all reason to suggest that it has successfully fulfilled that function...

Next Generation Science Standards Make Progress in School Districts, not states

So far, just 13 states and the District of Columbia have formally adopted the Next General Science Standards...

The National Debt Climbs Despite Shrinking Deficits

While deficits have shrunk in recent years, the national debt remains at record high levels and trillion-dollar deficits are projected to return within a decade...

Could Higher Costs for Water in California Curb Water Waste?

A neighborhood in the epicenter of rain-deprived Southern California pays only $0.002 per gallon for water. Other Californians pay up to three to four times more, but that is still less than a penny per gallon...

The 2008 Housing Crisis Displaced More Americans than the 1930s Dust Bowl

The 10 million households that lost their homes in 2008 dwarf the number that left the Great Plains during the Dust Bowl (that was about 2.5 million people)...

If You Want More Money and More Freedom, Move to a Red State

Of the four largest states, from 1990 to June 2014, the jobs growth rate in red states Florida (46 percent) and Texas (65 percent) has been almost triple the jobs growth of blue states California (24 percent) and New York (9 percent)...

Economic Growth Slowest in Estate Tax States

Estate and inheritance taxes have large compliance costs, have been shown to suppress entrepreneurship, and are among the most harmful taxes to economic growth...

Could Personally Owned Retirement Programs Replace Social Security?

Social Security currently faces $13.4 trillion in unfunded liabilities...


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