Recent Policy Briefs

Sports Stadium Madness: Is Fan Ownership the Answer?

February 27, 2012

The Heartland Institute, a free-market think tank whose researchers have questioned government subsidies to sports stadiums since the mid 1980s, has released a new Policy Brief proposing f

Texas’s Margins Tax: Principles for Reform

February 1, 2012

Texas’s franchise tax—better known as the “margins tax”—does not work as advertised. The tax has not achieved any of the goals its creators set out for it.

Comments on Report to Congress on How to Modernize and Improve the System of Insurance Regulation in the United States

November 29, 2011

The Heartland Institute is a research and educational organization devoted to discovering, developing, and promoting free-market solutions to social and economic problems.

The Case for Creating a Michigan Auto Insurance Fraud Prevention Agency

November 17, 2011

In February 2008, Pennsylvania resident Corey Middleton called the police and his insurance company to report a serious problem.

Regulating For-Profit Colleges in Ohio

October 31, 2011

The Ohio legislature is considering H.B.

Five Things to Consider Before Raising Tobacco Taxes: A Review of the Research

Eli Lehrer
July 25, 2011

Tobacco use poses well-known health risks. Smokers, on average, die earlier than nonsmokers.

You Call This Consensus?

July 7, 2011

Heartland Institute President Joseph Bast writes a 2011 paper examining the common sound bites surrounding the idea that there is a scientific "consensus" surrounding the idea that humans are the p

The Indiana School Scholarship Act (House Bill 1003): Commentary and Analysis

Joseph L. Bast
June 7, 2011

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