Recent Research & Commentary

Research & Commentary: Insurance Price Controls and California Proposition 103

March 2, 2012

In the mid-1980s, high premium costs and a tidal wave of auto insurance litigation led to vast public outrage against auto insurers.

Research & Commentary: The Dangers of a Single-Payer Health System

February 29, 2012

A common proposal for remedying the increasing cost of health care in the United States has been the call for a single-payer health care system.

Research & Commentary: National Catastrophe ‘Backstop’ Update

February 22, 2012

For more than a decade, members of Congress have proposed various bills to establish a federal “backstop,” “catastrophe fund,” or “guarantee mechanism” for private losses in cases of disaster.

Research & Commentary: Florida Parent Trigger

February 20, 2012

Florida legislators have proposed an education reform that is garnering significant national attention: the Parent Trigger.

Research & Commentary: National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization

February 14, 2012

Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has been a political football in recent years, with Congress unwilling to commit to reform.

Research & Commentary: Digital Textbooks

February 13, 2012

The Obama administration has announced it wants every child in the nation to have an e-textbook by 2017.

Research & Commentary: Louisiana Education Reforms

February 13, 2012

In January 2012, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) proposed policies that would shift the state’s education system toward greater accountability, freedom, and choice.

Research & Commentary: No-Fault Insurance and Personal Injury Protection Insurance Fraud

February 10, 2012

Auto insurance fraud is a serious problem in Florida.