Daily Policy Digest

Challenging Dodd-Frank in Court

The Competitive Enterprise Institute has filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the Dodd-Frank Act...

FEMA Playing a Greater Role in State Disasters than Intended

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is considered by many to be the nation's "first responder" in the event of a disaster...

Top Earners Change from Year to Year

Are America's highest earners the same, static group of ultra-wealthy individuals, sitting atop the income distribution from year to year?...

Reduced Saving Means Fewer Jobs and Growth

In 1975, Americans had a personal savings rate of 17 percent. In 2005, it fell to a low of 2.2 percent...

Which Tax Deductions Expired this Year?

Each year, Congress votes on a group of bills known as "tax extenders" -- various deductions or tax credits that must be renewed year-to-year...

Some Generic Drug Costs Are Rising: Why?

From 1999 to 2010, generic drug use saved the American health system over $1 trillion; in 2010, it saved Americans $157 billion...

Did FDR Campaign on Central Planning?

While many would say that Roosevelt was elected on a platform of central planning, Roosevelt's campaign tells another story...

Overtime Pay Would Have Little Impact on Poverty

Currently, overtime pay is available to hourly workers who work more than 40 hours per week and salaried workers earning up to $455 weekly...

How Much Would Americans Pay in Online Sales Taxes?

The average family that regularly shops online would spend $360 in additional sales taxes next year were the Marketplace Fairness Act in place...

Reasons to Get Rid of the Renewable Fuel Standard

Because ethanol comes from corn, the demand created by the RFS increases corn prices by up to 68 percent...


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