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The Real Cost of Public Pensions

Jason Richwine
May 31, 2012

Policymakers at every level of government are confronting the cost of fringe benefits for public-sector workers.

Coal in the Global Energy Landscape

Nicholas Loris
December 11, 2013

In this issue brief, Nicholas Loris writes that an abundant, affordable energy resource, coal provides 30 percent of the world’s energy, 41 percent of the world’s electricity generation and f

EPA Power Plant Regulations: A Backdoor Energy Tax

Nicolas Loris, Kevin Dayaratna, and David W. Kreutzer, Ph.D.
December 5, 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposed greenhouse gas regulations for new power plants, and forthcoming regulations for

Cutting the U.S. Budget Would Help the Economy Grow

Romina Boccia
November 20, 2013

In this backgrounder for Hertiage, Romina Boccia writes that as the House and Senate budget conference meets to decide the fiscal course of the United States, lawmakers should focus on reduci

Tales of the Red Tape #42: Peeling Back Nonsense in Vehicle Regulation

Diane Katz
November 22, 2013

In this post at the Foundry, Diane Katz contends that government regulation adds needlessly to the cost of automobile manufacturing.  She writes: General Motors Corp.

Obamaphones: Rife with Waste, Fraud, and Abuse

Matthew Sabas
November 24, 2013

In this post at the Foundry, Matthew Sabas writes that free cell phones for low-income Americans, one of the fastest growing welfare programs in the United States, is—by the Federal Communica

More Cracks in the Core: Massachusetts Halts Common Core Implementation

Brittany Corona
November 22, 2013

In this post at the Foundry, Brittany Corona notes that the Massachusetts Board of Education has voted to slow the transition to Common Core.

How Obamacare Discourages Work and Marriage

Chris Jacobs
November 25, 2013

In this post at the Foundry, Chris Edwards notes that the ACA has some bad effects for people and policy.

How Obamacare Will Try to Control What You Eat

Amy Payne
November 20, 2013


In this post at the Foundry, Amy Payne notes the regulations being imposed on business from the Obama Administration.  She notes that, 

Heritage Employment Report: What U.S. Can Learn from Canada’s Recession and Recovery

Salim Furth, James Sherk, and Filip Jolevski
November 12, 2013

In this Issue Brief, the authors write that the economy created 204,000 jobs in October, although labor force participation dropped to its lowest level in 35 years and unemployment ticked up

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