Daily Policy Digest

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...

Federal Court Rules for Property Owners in Endangered Species Act Case

The Utah prairie dog is considered "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), despite that there are 40,000 Utah prairie dogs in the stateā€¦...

Administration Adds Dental Plans to Its Obamacare Numbers

How many people signed up for Obamacare? While the administration in September said that 7.3 million had gotten insurance coverage through the exchanges, that figure included people who had signed up for dental insurance...

Fact Check: Will Keystone Oil Stay in the United States?

Refineries in the upper Midwest as well as Texas are in need of crude oil and currently have to import it from nations such as Venezuela...

A Simple Way States Can Cut Their Medicaid Rolls

Just by reevaluating who was on their state's welfare rolls, Illinois and Pennsylvania were able to remove hundreds of thousands of people from their Medicaid programs...

Global Terrorism Index: 2013 Saw Huge Jump in Terrorism

The Institute for Economics and Peace has released its annual Global Terrorism Index, analyzing terror trends and ranking countries in terms of their safety from terrorism...


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