Daily Policy Digest

The Future of Farming and Rise of Biotechnology

Scientists have discovered ways to improve crops by manipulating plant DNA, creating a product that better resists insects and stands up to herbicides...

Half of America's Doctors Give Obamacare a Grade of D or F

The Physicians Foundation recently asked 20,000 American doctors to grade Obamacare. The results were not good for the president's signature law…

Income Inequality Is Not the Problem It's Claimed to Be

Households in the top quintile had an average of two earners in every household in 2013; in the bottom quintile, however, households had an average of just 0.5 workers per household...

Will Your Premiums Go Up This Year?

Because subsidies, and therefore premium costs, are tied to income, an increase in pay could send your monthly premiums rising...

Texans Unhappy with Growth in Toll Roads

Today, there are 5,400 miles of toll roads in the United States -- a 15 percent increase over the previous 10 years...

A New Food Stamp Pattern

Traditionally, the number of Americans receiving SNAP benefits rises during poor economic times and falls during good ones. But that is not what is happening today...

Drop in Budget Deficit No Indicator of Fiscal Health

The Treasury Department has announced a drop in the federal budget deficit between 2013 and 2014, but the new deficit numbers are incredibly misleading...

How Do Income Share Agreements Work?

Recently, a number of policymakers have suggested the use of Income Share Agreements (ISAs) to finance higher education...

A Hidden Tax Increase: The Pease Limitation

A tax provision known as the "Pease limitation" reduces the value of itemized deductions for taxpayers earning a certain amount of money...

Little Justification for California's Plastic Bag Ban

Paper and reusable bags are much worse for the environment than plastic bags...


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