Daily Policy Digest

What Happens When You Tax Junk Food?

Health organizations and lawmakers across the country have sought to target junk food and curb obesity by taxing sweets...

Do We Need Male and Female Equality in Health Research?

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced it will now require all NIH-funded experiments to use equal numbers of male and female animals when testing new drugs...

Solar Boom Pales in Comparison to Oil and Gas Production

In just one year, the United States increased its oil production by more than twice the energy output of the entire solar sector...

Subsidizing Electronic Health Records Fails to Deliver

Since 2009, the federal government has sent $26 billion in taxpayer dollars to hospitals and doctors that have installed electronic health records...

Don't Cut Carbon, Just Adapt to Climate Change

Even if the United States eliminated all carbon emissions from transport for four years, the world's carbon dioxide emissions would still increase...

How Much Are Teachers Really Paid?

Teachers in Birmingham, Alabama see their median salaries increase by $7,200 after taking cost of living into account, rising from $51,660 to $58,905...

Should California Raise Water Prices?

California has incredibly low water prices: water costs less than 0.7 cents per gallon in San Diego and Los Angeles...

New Hampshire School Choice Program Upheld

Just last week, the New Hampshire Supreme Court upheld the state's tuition tax credit program, marking an important victory for supporters of school choice...

Study: Extending Unemployment Benefits Hurt Job Creation

Another study has been released indicating unemployment benefits ultimately hurt the unemployed...

Should the United States Require GMO Labeling?

Sixty-four nations have so far passed GMO labeling laws, requiring manufacturers to note whether their foods are the product of genetic modification...


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