Research & Commentary: Levees and Flood Mitigation
For more than a century, the United States has attempted to control water almost entirely with levees and other “structural” means.
Research & Commentary: Medicare Physician Reimbursement
Physicians were given insight into their cost-effectiveness last month when the federal government sent reports detailing the cost and quality of their services.
Research & Commentary: Plastic Bag Bans
Following the San Francisco city council’s decision in 2007 to ban the use of plastic bags at grocery stores and chain pharmacies, a number of local governments have implemented si
Research & Commentary: Obamacare Costs Taxpayers $4 Trillion
A new report from the Joint Economic Committee of Congress, using Congressional Budget Office data, reveals the federal health care law will impose $4 trillion in tax increases by 2035.
Research & Commentary: Credit Union Member Business Lending and Bill S. 2231
The U.S. Senate is considering a bill that would lift—but not eliminate—the current cap on credit unions’ ability to lend to businesses.
Research & Commentary: Federal Flood Insurance Subsidies in Puget Sound
For more than four decades, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has subsidized construction in floodplains in the United States.
Research & Commentary: Medicare Competitive Bidding
The policy centerpiece of House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) budget proposal this year is his Medicare reform.
Research & Commentary: Taxing Internet Sales in Connecticut
Connecticut is one of many states struggling to balance their budgets by introducing taxes on Internet goods and services.
Research & Commentary: Onshore Reserving in the District of Columbia
Many insurance and reinsurance companies reserve assets for U.S. catastrophe coverage in “offshore” locations such as Bermuda, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Germany.
Research & Commentary: Digital Learning Possibilities and Pitfalls
Harnessing modern technology to tailor education personally and make it efficient is new and greatly unsettled territory.
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