Daily Policy Digest

$11 Billion to Ban Trans Fat

Banning "trans fats" could cost $11 billion, according to the Food and Drug Administration...

Government Controlled Internet: What's At Stake?

New Federal Communications Commission rules would turn the firms providing consumers access to the Web into regulated public utilities...

Do Unemployment Insurance Benefits Encourage Reemployment?

Long-term benefits reduce incentives to work and diminish the skill levels and employability of the unemployed...

Exposure to Better Neighborhoods Has Positive Effects on Children

Efforts to integrate disadvantaged families into mixed-income communities are likely to reduce the persistence of poverty across generations...

Is North Carolina Setting the Tax Code Standard?

North Carolina has improved its ranking in the State Business Tax Climate Index from 44th to 16th and tax revenues exceeded projections by $400 million this year...

Improving K-12 System Could Produce More College Graduates

There is strong evidence that college adds real value in terms of students' skills, knowledge and career preparation, value that translates into higher earnings...

The Decline of U.S. Economic Freedom Will Lower Our Living Standards

Worldwide, economic freedom has been rising in recent decades. However, since 2000, U.S. economic freedom has been faltering...

The EPA Targets Private Property Over Water

If a tributary contributes any flow at all, regardless of frequency or volume, to a downstream water, it is now within the EPA's purview...

Could the Free Market Solve California's Water Management Issues?

Restrictions imposed by state and federal agencies on trading water must be eliminated so that water can be put to its highest-valued uses...

The United States Could Learn From Canada's Corporate Tax Plan

The buzz surrounding Canadian tax increases is indicative of just how influential corporate taxes are on overall economic growth...


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