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Policy Briefs

This series animates succinct policy explanations from various talks, podcasts, and presentations given by policy experts. These videos explain first principles and real world examples in a way that are easy to understand and share with your friends.

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Former Secretary of State George Shultz discusses the dangers of making empty threats.

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Nuclear power has an energy density advantage over every other method of generating electricity.

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Competition among insurers has gone down and premiums have gone up as a result of Obamacare.

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More patient control over health care spending will lead to more price visibility and lower costs.

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Health Saving Accounts (HSAs) are an effective and proven method of reducing healthcare prices for everyone, not just those with HSAs.

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To raise necessary revenue with minimal damage to the economy, we should lower marginal rates, broaden the base, and simplify the tax code.

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As a result of ideological sorting, political parties are far more polarized today than they were before.

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In spite of systematic gender discrimination at every level, Iranian women have continued their fight for inclusivity.
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To address income inequality, we need to focus on improving the skills at the bottom of the income distribution. 

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State and local governments are claiming that they’re running balanced budgets, when in reality they’re relying on future investment returns to pay for pension benefits to retirees.

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It is important to understand the scope of foreign infiltration in order to prevent it.

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A well-designed constitution protects individual freedoms by preventing the abuse of power by the government.

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The judicial branch plays an important role in preventing the rights of minorities from being abused.

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Entitlement programs fulfill an important humanitarian goal, but they need to be weighed against the trade-offs they impose on the return to work.

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A tax cut is not a true tax cut unless it is accompanied by reduced spending, because eventually the loss of revenue has to be paid for.

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Free market environmentalism uses lessons from the market to solve the environmental problems stemming from the tragedy of the commons.