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The Export-Import Bank and Its Victims: Which Industries and States Bear the Brunt?

Daniel J. Ikenson
September 10, 2014

The charter of the Export-Import Bank of the United States is set to expire on September 30. Proponents of reauthorization claim that by increasing exports and jobs, Ex-Im benefits the U.S.

Time to X Out the Ex-Im Bank

Sallie James
August 6, 2011

The Export-Import Bank of the United States picks winners in the U.S. economy, redistributing resources from the productive sector to its chosen clients.

Climate Alarmism: When Is This Bozo Going Down?

Paul C "Chip" Knappenberger
August 27, 2014

Two recent climate science papers deal a savage blow to the climate alarmists' dogma that human caused greenhouse gas emissions will result in dangerous climate change.

CO2 Going Up. Human Progress Going Up.

Paul C. "Chip" Knappenbergy
September 10, 2014

The continuing rise in Carbon-Dioxide emissions is a sign of human progress, to be celebrated not bemoaned.

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

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