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

Randal O'Toole
December 6, 2007

In this Policy Analysis, Randal O'Toole examines the concept of growth-management.

The Connection between Wage Growth and Social Security’s Financial Condition

Jagadeesh Gokhale
December 10, 2007

In this Policy Analysis, the author contends that the conventional view that faster wage growth would improve Social Security’s financial condition rests on several measures of the program’s financ

What to Do about Climate Change

Indur M. Goklany
February 5, 2008

In this Policy Analysis, the state-of-the-art British-sponsored fasttrack assessment of the global impacts of climate change, a major input to the much-heralded Stern Review on the Economi

The Grass Is Not Always Greener: A Look at National Health Care Systems Around the World

Michael D. Tanner
March 18, 2008

In this Policy Analysis, the author notes that critics of the U.S. health care system frequently point to other countries as models for reform.

Organ Sales and Moral Travails: Lessons from the Living Kidney Vendor Program in Iran

Benjamin E. Hippen
March 20, 2008

Kidney transplantation in the United States is burdened by a terrible policy failure.

Markets vs. Monopolies in Education: A Global Review of the Evidence

Andrew J. Coulson
September 10, 2008

In this Policy AnalysisWould large-scale, free-market reforms improve educational outcomes for American children? That question cannot be answered by looking at domestic evidence alone.

A Critique of the National Popular Vote

John Samples
October 13, 2008

In this Policy Analysis, John Samples contends that the National Popular Vote plan (NPV), introduced in more than 40 states, and adopted by 4, proposes an interstate compact to bring about di

A Federal Renewable Electricity Requirement

Robert J. Michaels
January 1, 2008

In this Policy Analysis, rising energy prices and climate change have changed both the economics and politics of electricity.

The Case against Government Intervention in Energy Markets

Richard L. Gordon
December 1, 2008

In this Policy Analysis, the argument is made that many politicians and pundits are panicked over the existing state of the oil and gasoline markets.

Unbearable Burden? Living and Paying Student Loans as a First-Year Teacher

Neal McCluskey
December 15, 2008

In this Policy Analysis, McCluskey contends that it is widely believed that starting public school teacher salaries are too low, and student loan burdens are too high.

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