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The Volcker Rule: Not the Solution to Reducing Financial Risk

David John
February 22, 2010

President Obama has reached into the past to try to resurrect failed bank regulatory approaches as a way of raising the stakes on his newly emphasized financial regulatory plan.

Volcker Rule May Make the Financial and Banking System Riskier

David John
April 26, 2012

By now, it should be clear even to casual observers that the Volcker Rule, which was intended to limit the “risky” activities of banks by banning them from certain types of transactions, will be

Obama Tax Hikes: Dividend Tax Increase Hurts Seniors and the Economy

Rea Hederman, Jr. and Patrick Tyrrell
September 10, 2010

The top tax rates on qualified dividends are scheduled to jump from 15 percent to nearly 40 percent on January 1, 2011—just one of many reasons the Bush tax relief should be extended.

The 2012 Index of Dependence on Government

William W. Beach and Patrick D. Tyrrell
February 8, 2012

Today, more people than ever before—67.3 million Americans, from college students to retirees to welfare beneficiaries—depend on the federal government for housing, food, income, student aid, or ot

Let the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) Expire

David John
December 11, 2007

The Senate's Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 (S. 2285) would extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA), a program that should be allowed to expire.

How Farm Subsidies Harm Taxpayers, Consumers, and Farmers, Too

Brian Riedl
June 20, 2007

This year's expiration of federal agriculture policies gives Congress an important opportunity to take a fresh look at the $25 billion spent annually on farm subsidies.

Less Choice at Greater Cost

Kathryn Nix
January 13, 2014


Fixing SCHIP and Expanding Children's Health Care Coverage

Nina Owcharenko
May 2, 2007

In the context of the upcoming SCHIP reauthorization, lawmakers should resist efforts to rubberstamp its reauthorization or to use SCHIP as a vehicle to establish what amounts to a univ

The Significance of Massachusetts Health Reform

Edmund F. Haislmaier
April 11, 2006

Last week the Massachusetts legislature passed comprehensive health care reform legislation almost a year after Governor Romney first  proposed the key elements of a reform strateg

High-Priced Pain: What to Expect from a Single-Payer Health Care System

Kevin C. Fleming, M.D.
September 22, 2006

There is renewed interest in "socialized medicine."  Some prominent Americans want the United States to adopt national health insurance as a means to cover the uninsured, to establ

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