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The Dead Hand of Socialism State Ownership in the Arab World

Dalibor Rohac
August 25, 2014

Countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) need to implement privatization in order to sustain their transitions toward more representative political systems and inclusive economic instit

Review of Greenlight Pinellas

Randal O'Toole
August 14, 2014
Florida’s Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority has proposed a new unnecessarily, expensive tax, plan that will more than double its local revenues, and use the added money to build a 24-mile light-rail

Why California Dissolved Its RDAs

Shirley Svorny
July 30, 2014
California shut down its 400-plus local redevelopment agencies (RDAs) in 2012, following years of local government

Medical Licensing: An Obstacle to Affordable, Quality Care

Shirley Svorny
September 17, 2008

In the United States, the authority to regulate medical professionals lies with the states. To practice within a state, clinicians must obtain a license from that state’s government.

Fiscal Uncertainty and Economic Activity

Jesús Fernández-Villaverde, Pablo Guerrón-Quintana, Keith Kuester and Juan Rubio-Ramírez
June 18, 2014

Over the past six years, policymakers and business leaders alike have seen the U.S. economy buffeted by larger-than-usual uncertainty about fiscal policy.

The Worst of Both: The Rise of High-Cost, Low-Capacity Rail Transit

Randal O'Toole
June 3, 2014

Most new rail transit lines in the United States and around the world are either light rail, including lines that sometimes run in or cross city streets, or heavy rail, which are built in exclusive

Less Hazardous Smokes?

Gio Batta Gori
October 1, 2002

"The evidence is summarized in the Surgeon General’s 'Smoking and Health' report of 1979, which lists several major studies showing that smokers of a half-pack of cigarettes per day have about one-

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.

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