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A Rational Response to the Privacy ‘Crisis’

Larry Downes
January 7, 2013

What passes today as a “debate” over privacy lacks agreed-upon terms of reference, rational arguments, or concrete goals.

Humanity Unbound: How Fossil Fuels Saved Humanity from Nature and Nature from Humanity

December 19, 2012

Nothing can be made, transported, or used without energy, and fossil fuels provide 80 percent of mankind’s energy and 60 percent of its food and clothing.

Grading the Government’s Data Publication Practices

Jim Harper
November 5, 2012

Barack Obama promised transparency and open government when he campaigned for president in 2008, and he took office aiming to deliver it.

Cutting the Effective Corporate Tax Rate

Jack M. Mintz
October 1, 2008

With credit markets in disarray and the United States facing a possible recession, Americans are looking closely at the economic proposals of the presidential candidates.

High-Speed Rail: The Wrong Road for America

Randal O’Toole
October 31, 2008

Transit expert, Randal O'Toole contends in this Policy Analysis that In the face of high energy prices and concerns about global warming, environmentalists and planners offer high-spe

Crony Capitalism and Social Engineering: The Case against Tax-Increment Financing

Randal O’Toole
May 18, 2011

Tax-increment financing (TIF) is an increasingly popular way for cities to promote economic development.

Would a Financial Transaction Tax Affect Financial Market Activity? Insights from Futures Markets

George H. K. Wang and Jot Yau
July 9, 2012

In the wake of the recent financial crisis, several commentators have suggested a transaction tax on financial markets.

Would a Financial Transaction Tax Affect Financial Market Activity? Insights from Futures Markets

George H. K. Wang and Jot Yau
July 9, 2012

In the wake of the recent financial crisis, several commentators have suggested a transaction tax on financial markets. Such a tax was recently enacted in France.

The Independent Payment Advisory Board: PPACA's Anti-Constitutional and Authoritarian Super-Legislature

Michael Cannon and Diane Cohen
June 14, 2012

When a member of Congress introduces legislation, the Constitution requires that legislative proposal to secure the approval of the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the president (unl

Failures of the Unemployment Insurance System

Chris Edwards and George Leef
June 1, 2011

The Social Security Act of 1935 established the federal-state unemployment insurance (UI) system, which pays benefits to workers who are laid off.

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