Daily Policy Digest

Small Businesses Need Saved From Obamacare

The increased burden of regulations and rising health insurance premiums have reduced pay in firms with 20 to 99 employees by at least $22.6 billion annually...

Tennessee to Become the 27th School Choice State

More states could join Tennessee in affirming that the department of education shall not regulate the educational program of a nonpublic school or service provider under the program...

Lack of Demand Hurting the Economy

If investors are unable to earn interest on a safe investment such as a Treasury bond or a bank's certificate of deposit, they will naturally seek riskier assets to generate income...

Minimum Wage Hurts Small Business in San Francisco

While forcing hundreds of Bay Area small businesses to close, cut staff, or overhaul their practices, San Francisco lawmakers have given multimillion-dollar tax breaks to lure or keep technology giants...

Is The United States A Democracy? America's Middle-Schoolers Do Not Know

Some 74 percent of middle school students report they dislike social studies class due to the emphasis on reading from the textbook, rote memorization and note taking...

Consumption Taxes Make Up a Majority of Developed Nations' Revenues

On average, countries raise approximately 32.8 percent of their tax revenue from consumption taxes...

Dodd-Frank Mandates Usher in Uncertainty for 2015's Proxy Season

Litigation continues to generate uncertainty about proxy rules, with companies and shareholders alike filing suits to challenge the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) decisions...

Wind and Solar Facilities Face No Consequences for Killing Millions of Birds

In 2009, Exxon Mobil paid $600,000 for killing 85 birds in five states...

Financial Conditions Clouded By Current Accounting Standards

Shared standards would improve the ability of global investors to compare information across countries...

Two Federal Agencies Threatening Water Ways and Property Rights

The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers' proposed rule would assert jurisdiction over numerous types of waters, including tributaries, adjacent waters and other waters...


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