Daily Policy Digest

Red Tape under Obama

Over the last five years, the Obama administration has issued 157 new major rules at an annual cost of $73 billion; already, regulators have identified 125 more major rules that they plan to work on in 2014...

Illinois Tax Proposals Would Increase Taxes on Most Employers

Transforming Illinois' income tax from a flat rate to a graduated system would only hurt employers and the economy...

The Paycheck Fairness Act Is Based on Myth

When choice of job and time in the workforce are considered, studies demonstrate that women and men earn practically the same amount...

Teacher Tenure on Trial

North Carolina and South Dakota have ended their public school tenure systems, and Arizona has made firing poorly performing teachers an easier task...

School Choice Increases Property Values

A recent study found that the opening of a new charter school led to a 3.7 percent increase in home prices in the same zip code, just a year later...

The Cost of Waiting Times

In 2013, the value of the productive time lost while waiting in line for health care treatment in Canada was $1.1 billion ($1,202 for each of the 928,120 Canadians waiting in line for treatment)...

Fostering Upward Mobility

In a review of studies on intergenerational mobility, five factors were important determinants of income mobility: segregation, income inequality labor market challenges, welfare programs, education and family structure...

Detroit May Privatize Its Water System

Detroit's water system serves 40 percent of the state of Michigan; leasing the system to a private company would bring in $47 million annually to the city for the next four decades...

Baucus Capital Cost Recovery Plan Would Hurt Investment

Senator Max Baucus' tax plan depreciation proposal would negatively impact investment, reduce wages and employment, and lower national output...

Incarcerating Juvenile Status Offenders

States and courts should reexamine the use of confinement for juvenile status offenses, based on the non-serious nature of the status offense and the less expensive and more effective alternatives that exist...


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