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Vertical Integration and the Restructuring of the U.S. Electricity Industry

Robert J. Michaels
July 13, 2006

In this Policy Analysis, the author writes that debates on restructuring the U.S.

Flirting with Disaster: The Inherent Problems with FEMA

Russell S. Sobel and Peter T. Leeson
June 19, 2006

In this Policy Analysis, the authors write that the federal government’s top-down disaster response system is fundamentally flawed.

The Public Education Tax Credit

Adam B. Schaeffer
December 5, 2007

In this Policy Analysis for CATO, Adam Schaeffer contends that public education is an end, not a means.

The Planning Tax: The Case against Regional Growth-Management Planning

Randal O'Toole
December 6, 2007

In this Policy Analysis, Randal O'Toole writes that regional growth-management planning makes housing unaffordable and contributes to a business-unfriendly environment that slows economic growth.

Giving Kids the Chaff: How to Find and Keep the Teachers We Need

Marie Gryphon
September 25, 2006

In this Policy Analysis, the author writes that new research on the role that teachers play in student achievement is demonstrating that higher- quality teachers can significantly improve education

The Libertarian Vote

David Boaz and David Kirby
October 18, 2006

In this Policy Analysis, the authors contend that the main theme of political commentary in this decade is polarization.

Why We Fight: How Public Schools Cause Social Conflict

Neal McCluskey
January 23, 2007

In this Policy Analysis, it is all too often assumed that public education as we typically think of it today—schooling provided and controlled by government—constitutes the “foundation of American

Debunking Portland: The City That Doesn’t Work

Randal O'Toole
July 9, 2007

Portland, Oregon is seen as a sort of smart-growth utopia.

The Freedom to Spend Your Own Money on Medical Care: A Common Casualty of Universal Coverage

Kent Masterson Brown
October 15, 2007

In this Policy Analysis, the author writes that most people would agree that a patient should always be able to spend his own money on the health care services he desires.

Do You Know the Way to L.A.? San Jose Shows How to Turn an Urban Area into Los Angeles in Three Stressful Decades

Randal O'Toole
October 17, 2007

This Policy Analysis explores the development of cities and the idea of smart growth.  California cities have the least affordable housing and the most congested traffic in the nation.

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