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Does Rail Transit Save Energy or Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

Randal O’Toole
April 14, 2008

In this Policy Analysis, transit expert Randal O'Toole states that far from protecting the environment, most rail transit lines use more energy per passenger mile, and many generate more greenhouse

Don’t Increase Federal Gasoline Taxes - Abolish Them

Jerry Taylor and Peter Van Doren
August 7, 2007

In this Policy Analysis, it is noted that many experts believe that gasoline taxes should be increased for a variety of reasons. Their arguments are unpersuasive.

Medicaid’s Soaring Cost: Time to Step on the Brakes

Jagadeesh Gokhale
July 19, 2007

In this Policy Analysis for CATO, the author notes that the federal budget watchers usually consider Social Security and Medicare the main sources of long-term budgetary concern.

The Massachusetts Health Plan: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

David A. Hyman
June 28, 2007

In spring 2006, Massachusetts enacted legislation to ensure universal health insurance coverage to all residents.

Energy Alarmism: The Myths That Make Americans Worry about Oil

Eugene Gholz and Daryl G. Press
April 5, 2007

In this Policy Analysis, the authors argue that many Americans have lost confidence in their country’s “energy security” over the past several years.

The Corporate Welfare State How the Federal Government Subsidizes U.S. Businesses

May 14, 2007

In this Policy Analysis, the authors argues that the federal government spent $92 billion in direct and indirect subsidies to businesses and private- sector corporate entities—expenditures commonly

Has U.S. Income Inequality Really Increased?

Alan Reynolds
January 8, 2007

In this Policy Analysis, the authors contends that there are frequent complaints that U.S. income inequality has increased in recent decades.

The Case against the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Jerry Taylor and Peter Van Doren
November 21, 2005

In this Policy Analysis for CATO, the authors write that the Strategic Petroleum Reserve has been almost uniformly embraced by politicians and energy economists as one of the best means to protect

Individual Mandates for Health Insurance

Michael Tanner
April 5, 2006

In this Policy Analysis, Michael Tanner asserts that proposals for achieving universal health insurance coverage are once again receiving serious attention.

No Miracle in Massachusetts

Michael Tanner
August 6, 2006

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