Daily Policy Digest

Is the Tax Code Driving Taxpayers from Wisconsin?

Wisconsin loses $136 million each year as its residents leave Wisconsin for other states...

Texas Attorney General Proposes Lifting Licensing Requirements

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has proposed getting rid of occupational licensing in jobs unrelated to health or safety...

Online K-12 Programs Grow in Popularity

There are currently 2.5 million children, from kindergarten through twelfth grade, being educated at home or through an online academy...

Privatizing State-Owned Enterprises in Nepal

Public enterprises are government entities, so those enterprises' losses are borne by taxpayers...

Is There Any Benefit to Plastic Bag Bans?

Paper and reusable bags use more energy and release more greenhouse gas emissions than plastic bags...

School Choice: Leveling the Playing Field

Children and educators each have their own strengths and weaknesses, and school choice allows us to more appropriately match students with teachers...

Single Motherhood and Wealth

Single mothers tend to be younger, are less likely to have an education and are more likely to be black or Hispanic...

Bus Systems Are More Cost Effective than Rail Transit

Rail lines are limited in their ability to serve multiple areas, whereas buses can reach many more individuals throughout a city...

Why IP Protection Is So Important to Health Care

Patents are especially important in medicine -- not only because of the life-changing benefits that they can bring to patients but because the research and development and regulatory approval processes are incredibly expensive...

Why are KIPP Schools Successful?

A team from Mathematica Policy Research Inc set out to identify whether student attrition has anything to do with KIPP students' success...


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