Daily Policy Digest

The Growth of Federal Involvement in Education

Federal education funding for elementary and secondary education was $6.7 billion in 1964 (in 2013 dollars). In 2010, it was $80 billion...

Is the Unemployment Rate Accurate?

Many people see the unemployment rate as the main indicator of the health of the labor market, but the number may be questionable...

Obama Pushes International Climate Agreement

Reports have emerged that the Obama administration plans to push for an "international climate change agreement" that, unlike a formal treaty, would be entered into without Senate approval...

Desalinizing Water in Texas

Desalination takes brackish water and seawater and cleans it, removing the salt and turning it into water that can be used for irrigation and for drinking water...

Lawmakers Focus on Student Loans

Legislators focusing on student loans could garner political support from young people in the upcoming 2016 election...

Calming Fears of Climate Change in Asia

Many climate studies have focused on South and Southeast Asia, as the region is considered uniquely vulnerable to the projected effects of climate change...

Burger King Looks to Move to Canada, Escape U.S. Taxes

Canada's corporate tax rate is 26.5 percent -- nearly 10 percentage points below the 35 percent corporate tax rate in the United States...

Texas Challenges Colleges to Cut Costs

States are responding to the federal government's failure to deal with tuition rise by offering innovative, inexpensive solutions...

Schools Set Up New Safety Measures

Districts across the country are taking measures to protect students against possible violence...

Should Cities Pass Right-to-Work Laws?

Currently, twenty-four states have right-to-work (RTW) laws, which allow employees to work without paying union dues...


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