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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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Toward Property Rights in Spectrum: The Difficult Policy Choices Ahead

Dale Hatfield and Phil Weiser
August 17, 2006

In this Policy Analysis, the authors write that the vision laid out by economist Ronald Coase in his 1959 paper on spectrum remains the guiding light for spectrum policy reform.

The Federal Marriage Amendment: Unnecessary, Anti-Federalist, and Anti-Democratic

Dale Carpenter
June 1, 2006

In this Policy Analysis for CATO, Dale Carpenter contends that members of Congress who have proposed a constitutional amendment preventing states from recognizing same-sex marriages claim that an a

The Case Against Smoking Bans

Thomas A. Lambert
April 24, 2006


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