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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.

The Myths of Managing Health Care

April 11, 2010

I learned the hard way that human nature is the biggest obstacle to cutting health care costs. President Obama is not the first chief executive to foist onto us an unrealistic medical reform.

Implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

August 8, 2012

In this Heartland policy brief, Dan Pilla asserts that unless there is a substantial change in leadership in Washington in the next election, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)

Research & Commentary: Diverging Education Opportunities

August 6, 2012

Recent research demonstrates a growing divide among America’s wealthier and poorer households.

Research & Commentary: Michigan Teacher Pension Reforms

August 6, 2012

Michigan lawmakers are considering addressing the state’s debilitating $22 billion teacher pension deficit by switching incoming state teachers to a 401(k)-style plan instead of the traditional def

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