Heartland Institute

About the Center on Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate at The Heartland Institute

June 5, 2012

The Center on Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate is one of five centers at The Heartland Institute, each dedicated to discovering, developing, and promoting free-market solutions to social and eco

Research & Commentary: Designing Tax Credit Scholarships

June 5, 2012

The New York Times published an article in May purporting to indict tax credit scholarship programs with evidence some scholarship-granting nonprofits were poorly and unethically managed.

Research & Commentary: The Public’s Knowledge and Opinions of School Choice

June 4, 2012

In the past 18 months, the number and reach of school choice programs have increased exponentially across the United States, bolstered by Republican governors and legislative majorities elected in

Research & Commentary: School District Budgets

May 10, 2012

School districts often finalize budgets in the spring, so it’s an opportune time to consider how they can convert the “new normal” of budget cuts into benefits for schools and children.

Research & Commentary: Plastic Bag Bans

April 30, 2012

Following the San Francisco city council’s decision in 2007 to ban the use of plastic bags at grocery stores and chain pharmacies, a number of local governments have implemented si

Cease and Desist Letters Regarding Fakegate

February 18, 2012

Click the links below to download a PDF of the series of cease and desist letters The Heartland Institute sent to blogs and online publications that linked to and reproduced excerpts from the stole

Research & Commentary: Obamacare Costs Taxpayers $4 Trillion

April 26, 2012

A new report from the Joint Economic Committee of Congress, using Congressional Budget Office data, reveals the federal health care law will impose $4 trillion in tax increases by 2035.

Research & Commentary: Teachers Association Options

For many decades, unions were the only large-scale professional organizations available to teachers and education administrators.

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