Daily Policy Digest

The Government Debt Iceberg

Under the most realistic assumptions the U.S. fiscal imbalance is about seven times the total national debt held by the public...

Taxes on E-Cigarettes Would Perpetuate Smoking

By making e-cigarettes more expensive, additional taxes would discourage smokers from switching from tobacco cigarettes and undermine any economic incentive for smokers to quit...

Districts of Choice in California

In 2010, the first year operating as a District of Choice, 161 students moved to Riverside schools; in 2013-2014, 535 new students transferred to Riverside from neighboring districts...

Worksharing and Long-Term Unemployment

Under worksharing, a firm can reduce the hours of its workforce in lieu of a layoff, and workers whose hours have been reduced are eligible for a prorated unemployment insurance benefit...

Surface Transportation Report: 2014

Thirty-six states and Puerto Rico have some type of legislation enabling transportation public-private partnerships, but many are limited or specific to certain projects...

New Ideas About Remedial Courses

It can be difficult to measure how effective remedial interventions are...

Medicaid Expansion: Beyond Yes or No

Governors are tasked with the challenge of providing care for those who need it most while managing Medicaid's growing costs...

Air Transportation Privatization

At the end of 2010, 22 percent of Europe's 404 main airports were either wholly investor-owned or had public-private ownership...

Politics of Higher Education Reform

Looking at all Pell Grant and federal loan money that went to undergraduates at U.S. colleges, the median congressional district received more than $167 million in aid in the 2011-2012 year...

Greek Economy in Shambles

The greatest danger to turning around an economy like Greece's is the political threat: with so many unemployed and underemployed citizens, frustration is taken out on politicians...


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