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Right-to-Work Laws: Liberty, Prosperity, and Quality of Life

Richard Vedder
January 10, 2011

Economist Richard Vedder examines the positive impact that right-to-work laws have on the economies of states that have such laws enacted.

Donating the Voucher: An Alternative Tax Treatment of Private School Enrollment

Andrew Samwick
May 1, 2014

Paying out of pocket for a child to attend a private school creates a “positive externality.” Families that make this choice are relieving the

The Common Coring of Private Schools

Andrew Coulson and Jason Bedrick
January 15, 2014

The Thomas B. Fordham institute suggests that private schools should administer state standardized tests and expel consistently “underperforming” schools in the choice program.

Giving School Choice the Milton Friedman Test

Andrew Coulson
August 12, 2013

Milton Friedman said, “One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.” Comparisons between school choice, voucher programs, and charter s

State Education Trends: Academic Performance and Spending over the Past 40 Years

Andrew Coulson
March 18, 2014

There is a lack of information surrounding spending and performance evaluation of state level education.

Should Pennsylvania Expand Medicaid?

Michael Cannon
June 20, 2013

In June 2012, the Supreme Court made the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's expansion of Medicaid optional for states.

International Analysis: Uruguay and Marijuana Legalization

Jeffrey A. Miron
January 7, 2014

In an article that also appeared in Huffington Post on January 7, 2014, Jeffrey Miron notes tha

War on Poverty at 50 — Despite Trillions Spent, Poverty Won

Michael Tanner
January 8, 2014

In an article that also appeared on Fox News (Online) on January 8, 2014, Michael Tanner asserts that 5

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CON Job: State "Certificate of Necessity" Laws Protect Firms, Not Consumers

Timothy Sandefur
June 22, 2011

When St. Louis businessman Michael Munie decided to expand his moving business to operate throughout the state of Missouri, he thought it would be a simple matter of paperwork.

Privatizing the Transportation Security Administration

Chris Edwards
November 19, 2013

In this Policy Analysis, Chris Edwards writes that after the terrorist attacks in 2001, the federal government moved quickly to increase spending on aviation security and take control of passenger

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