Research and Commentaries

Defined Contribution vs. Defined Benefit Pensions

October 13, 2008

According to the Pew Center on the States, state government employee pension plans nationwide have racked up nearly $36

Raising New Hampshire's Cigarette Tax Is Bad Tax Policy

October 1, 2008

A 25 percent increase in New Hampshire's cigarette tax, scheduled to go into effect today, has been put on hold until audits can be completed to determine just how much revenue the tax has raised s

Utah Cigarette Tax Is More than Meets the Eye

September 22, 2008

In an effort to vilify the legal act of smoking, anti-tobacco groups in Utah are pushing a $2 per pack cigarette tax, with the help of very provocative and misleading statistics on health care cost

Smoking Bans and Property Rights

September 12, 2008

As President Calvin Coolidge once said, "Ultimately property rights and personal rights are the same thing." Property rights are at the heart of the smoking ban debate, but they are often overlooke

Research & Commentary: Health Care Retail Clinics

Jeff Emanuel

Affordable, convenient health care has become more available to average Americans as a result of the proliferation of so-called "retail clinics."

Student Loan Update

Matthew Glans
August 23, 2008

Future Deficits Inevitable Without Comprehensive Solution

July 24, 2008

Washington's estimated $2.7 billion budget shortfall will force tough decisions to be made in the coming years, and without fiscal discipline these deficits will reoccur in larger form.

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