Daily Policy Digest

Government Issues

Pilot Shortage Hurts Airlines

Airlines have long been anticipating a large wave of pilot retirements, but it has come earlier -- and has been more severe -- than companies expected...

Does California's "Right to Know" Law Provide Too Much Information?

In California, there is little, if any, evidence that the state's "right to know" law has significantly reduced the frequency of cancer in the state...

Foster Care versus Modern Orphanages

More than 85 percent of alumni surveyed reported favorable or very favorable assessments of their orphanage days, says Richard McKenzie, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis...

Adoption from Foster Care

About 30 percent of children who are reunited with their families will eventually return to the foster care system, says Alexander M. Bachik, a research associate with the National Center for Policy Analysis...

Bad Analysis Hurts Technology Policy

Developing technology policy is difficult because it requires an understanding of law, economics, engineering and policy analysis, and few people have expertise across all of those fields...

A Ranking of Housing Affordability

Of 360 housing markets measured, 95 of them were ranked "affordable," 84 of those being in the United States; of the rest, seven affordable markets were in Canada and four in Ireland...

Regulations in 2013

Regulators published $112 billion worth of net regulatory costs and added 157.9 million paperwork burden hours in 2013...

Avalanche of New Laws in 2014

An estimated 40,000 new state laws, regulations and resolutions were approved by state legislatures in 2013, and many of which take effect January 1...

Why Government Institutions Fail to Deliver on Their Promises

Because government decision makers are using other people's money rather than their own, they do not face the same type of risk that an individual faces when making a decision...

How States Talk Back to Washington

There are several ways that states can preserve their power against the federal government beyond lobbying, filing lawsuits or using nullification, including decriminalization, nonparticipation, judicial reconsideration and judicial veto...


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