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Research & Commentary: Tax Increment Financing

August 31, 2012

Tax increment financing has become a popular tool for encouraging economic development in municipalities across the country.

Research & Commentary: Financial Transaction Taxes

August 28, 2012

Since the 2007-2008 financial crisis, legislators in the United States and across the world have proposed new taxes on certain financial transactions, including securities trading and stock trans

Research & Commentary: Race-Based School Discipline

August 27, 2012

In July, President Barack Obama signed an executive order creating two federal panels to review public schools’ discipline policies and actions toward African-Americans, citing data that schools su

Research & Commentary: Education Property Tax Reform

August 21, 2012

Several states—including Florida, Iowa, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Vermont—are currently discussing restructuring the property taxes that pay for education.

Research & Commentary: Parent Trigger Success in Adelanto

August 6, 2012

A judge recently ruled that a Parent Trigger petition from parents in Adelanto, California is valid and their request to convert their children’s school to a charter must go into effect.

Research & Commentary: Michigan Renewable Energy Portfolio Mandate

August 20, 2012

A petition bearing more than 500,000 signatures has been turned in to state election officials to put the Michigan Energy Michigan Jobs initiative on the November ballot.

ObamaCare Policy Myths: Warnings from a 1980s HMO Executive

The administrative state regime of government central planning promoted from the 1930s until today is based on the fatal conceit that Frederick Hayek warned against in The Road to Serfdom.

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The Danger of a New Medical Care "Bioethics"

December 26, 2011

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, ACA, or "Obamacare"), signed into law March 2011, in the near term creates more than 100 new health care burea

Healthcare Policy, Social Justice and Thugs

July 23, 2009

Policy Makers say the only way to achieve social justice is to deliver an equal and adequate amount of health care, directed by a well motivated government central plan.

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