Daily Policy Digest

Seniors Spending More on Pets

Spending on pets and hobbies is one of the top five fastest-growing spending categories for 65- to 75-year-olds, says Pamela Villarreal, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis...

National Minimum Wage Hurts Low-Cost Areas

In low-cost areas, an employer cannot raise his prices to compensate for a 40 percent increase in the minimum wage up to the proposed $10.10 per hour...

Graduate Students Hold Disproportionate Amount of Student Debt

The debt load for graduate-level borrowers (those graduating with a master's, medical, law or doctoral degree) increased 43 percent between 2004 and 2012...

States Increasingly Reliant on Federal Dollars

Since 2001, 34 states have seen more than 30 percent of their general revenue come from the federal government...

Housing Tax Breaks Create Inequality, Benefit Democrats

Of the $1 trillion in annual federal tax expenditures, housing breaks in the tax code constitute 15 percent...

Problems with the Marketplace Fairness Act

There is little evidence that states would collect the billions of dollars in revenue that proponents claim would come as a result of an online sales tax, says Pamela Villarreal, a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis...

Thoughts on Income Inequality

What most Americans understand about inequality is based on three false assumptions: that inequality is inherently unjust, that it is bad for the economy and that government redistribution is the best remedy...

Bleak Prospects for Long-Term Unemployed

Only 11 percent of the long-term unemployed in a given month return to full-time employment a year later...

Research Shows Benefits of School Choice

Of the 23 studies that have been conducted analyzing the impact of school choice on the students who remain in traditional public schools, 22 of them found that school choice improves those students' outcomes as well...

Tesla Sales Regulations Harm Consumers

Fifty-seven million Americans live in states where Tesla cannot legally sell its cars...


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