Manhattan Institute

Subsidizing Big Wind

Robert Bryce

For two decades, the domestic wind-energy sector has enjoyed a lucrative subsidy known as the production tax credit (PTC).

Do Property Tax Caps Work? Lessons for New Jersey from Massachusetts

Josh Barro
May 3, 2010

In 1980, Massachusetts capped local property tax growth at 2.5 percent each year.

Dues and Deep Pockets: Public-Sector Unions’ Money Machine

Daniel DiSalvo
February 1, 2012

Public-sector unions are vastly different than other interest groups because of laws granting them unique access to political privilege and money, writes Daniel DiSalvo in a report for the Manhatta

The Economic Opportunities of Shale Energy Development

Timothy Considine, Robert Watson, Nicholas Considine
May 1, 2011

Directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing have unlocked vast new reserves of natural gas in the United States.

The Truth About Drug Innovation

DiMasi Joseph, Milne Christopher-Paul, and Zycher Benjamin
June 1, 2008

The increasingly important role of prescription medicines as both complements to and substitutes for other medical procedures, as well as rising costs for newer and more effective medicines, has pr

Comparing Public and Private Health Insurance: Would a Single Payer System Save Enough to Cover the Uninsured?

Benjamin Zycher
October 1, 2007

Author Benjamin Zycher, Senior Fellow at the Center for Medical Progress at the Manhattan Institute writes;

Older Drugs, Shorter Lives? An Examination of the Health Effects of the Veterans Health Administration Formulary

Frank Lichtenberg
October 1, 2005

This paper examines access to new drugs under the pharmacy benefits management system of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

Medical Malpractice Awards, Insurance, and Negligence: Which Are Related?

Alexander Tabarrok and Amanda Agan
May 10, 2006

In this paper from the Center for Legal Policy at the Manhattan Institute, the authors write that doctors’ medical malpractice liability insurance premiums are at an all-time high.

Are Drug Price Controls Good For Your Health?

John A. Vernon, Rexford E. Santerre, and Carmelo Giaccotto
December 1, 2004

In this enlightening article, the authors' discuss the importance of Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act to provide seniors drug insurance coverage and the governements ro

We've Tried Mandatory Treatment--and it works

E. Fuller Torrey and Mary T. Zdanowicz
June 1, 1999

In this article, the authors discuss a legislative proposal by then State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer in 1999, known as "Kendra's Law" after Kendra Webdale was pushed to her death in a New York

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