Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: Subsidizing Sports Stadiums

February 16, 2010

Since the 1990s, the building of new sports stadiums has increasingly relied on taxpayer funds, with subsidies growing from just a few million dollars in tax exemptions to unabashed corporate welfa

Research & Commentary: Universal Access and Service Funds Are Outdated, Costly

February 1, 2010

Federal and state universal access and service funds (UASFs) have become an ineffective and outdated use of taxpayer money.

Research & Commentary: Credit Union Member Business Lending

Matthew Glans
January 28, 2010

Access to credit is an essential component of a market system, and the tightening of credit markets in the course of the economic downturn has businesses and entrepreneurs struggling to sustain the

Research & Commentary: What Effect Would a Tobacco Tax Hike Have on Utah?

January 5, 2010

Tobacco tax hikes like the one being discussed in Utah should be recognized for what they are: unstable and regressive tax increases targeting a minority of citizens, fueling unsustainable governme

Research & Commentary: Transaction Taxes

Eli Lehrer
December 14, 2009
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