Daily Policy Digest

Government Issues

Government Employees Abusing Credit Cards

The Inspector General of the Environmental Protection Agency found that its employees had used government cards to purchase gym memberships, expensive dinners, and DVDs...

Post Office Shuts Down Innovative Startup

Outbox -- a mail digitizing service -- allowed customers to have their snail mail redirected to Outbox, opened, scanned and made available online or on their smartphone...

The Cybersecurity Framework Is the Wrong Approach

Market-based standards are more effective than state-mandated plans, which run the risk of becoming "mired in unwieldy top-down complexity"...

Reforming Immigration: State-Based Visas

Creating a state-based approach to immigration is consistent with federalism and would direct immigrants to the states that most want and need the additional work...

How to Regulate Driverless Cars

With human error as a crash factor in 90 percent of automobile accidents, the dawn of the driverless car has great potential to reduce crashes...

Transitioning to Broadband

The Federal Communications Commission's focus on preserving the status quo means that the agency has done little to actually look at the benefits of an Internet protocol transition...

Ten Agencies Doing One Task

In the past, the Government Accountability Office has identified 162 areas marked by fragmentation, duplication, overlap and inefficiency; this year, it added 26 new areas to that list...

New Banking Reforms Are Not Real Reform

U.S. regulatory agencies have released a number of rules aimed at preventing another housing crisis, but the new regulations are completely irrelevant and do not address the real source of potential trouble...

Using Property Rights in Fishery Management

A property rights-based fishery management system would create incentives that can solve overfishing problems...

Transportation Finance Report: 2014

Last year, $33.6 billion was invested in infrastructure investment funds, the highest level of investment in the last five years...


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