Daily Policy Digest

Tax Reform Needed to Spur Growth

GDP growth in the first six months of 2014 has been just 1.25 percent...

Unemployment Threatens Family Stability

Two new studies illustrate how long-term unemployment hurts not only workers, but their families...

Look Out for These Supreme Court Cases

October 6th marks the beginning of the 2014-2015 Supreme Court term...

Factory Construction Surges

According to the Department of Commerce, the higher-than-expected growth seen by the United States in the second quarter was in large part due to the rise in spending on new factories...

Revolutionizing Health Care with Technology

The health care sector is marked by inefficiency, but the technology industry could soon change that...

Colleges Drift Away from Their Academic Priorities

In a time when state funding for higher education is being slashed, tuition rates are going up, and student debt surpasses $1 trillion, is it wise for universities to divert scarce resources, often at the expense of students and taxpayers, to build luxury amenities?...

Germany's Coal Binge

Germany's coal renaissance is a cautionary tale for policymakers that try to intervene in the market to promote renewables and instead have to face economic realities...

Earth-Friendly Energy Is Anything But

Environmentalists worship solar energy and wind power as Earth-friendly answers to their ecological prayers. Tortoises, bats, butterflies, and bald eagles beg to differ...

Which Medicare Drug Plans to Be Less Costly in 2015?

Medicare Advantage plans will drop 3% amid continued government reimbursement cutbacks, according to a study by Avalere Health...

MIT Study Finds Learning Gains for Students Who Took Free Online Course

"Massive open online courses," or MOOCs, can be an effective way to teach a broad range of people from around the world who want to learn from top-flight universities without paying tuition, according to an MIT study...


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