Daily Policy Digest

The Death of Cash as a Vehicle for Saving

The Federal Reserve's zero interest rate policy has encouraged spending rather than saving, and low-risk options like U.S. Treasury bills provide little in the way of returns...

Faulty Cost-Benefit Analysis in the EPA's Ozone Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is targeting ozone with a new set of costly standards...

Why Freezing Medicaid Enrollment Works

Many states are finding that the Medicaid rolls are larger -- and more expensive -- than expected...

Another Lawsuit Challenging Obamacare

Among the many lawsuits challenging Obamacare is Coons v. Lew, a case contending the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) -- a creation of the Affordable Care Act -- is unconstitutional...

Right-to-Work Laws Improve Economies

Twenty-four states have right-to-work laws, which allow an employee in a unionized workplace to choose not to join a union or pay union dues...

Medicare Needs Anti-Fraud Tools

A new government report reveals that pharmacies have filled HIV prescriptions for deceased beneficiaries...

Shipping Law Is Costing Americans Money

A largely unknown law from 1920 is raising prices for American consumers across the country...

Lawyers See Big Profits from Disability Claims

Attorneys receive taxpayer-funded fees each time they successfully place a client in the Social Security Disability Insurance program...

How to Reform Federal Regulations

With a new Congress convening in January, how can lawmakers tackle regulatory reform?...

What Exactly Did Friday's Jobs Report Say?

Many cheered Friday's jobs report, which showed unemployment remaining at 5.8 percent while the country added 321,000 jobs...


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