Recent Research & Commentary

Research & Commentary: Privatization

August 26, 2010

The concept of privatization is relatively simple: a shifting of a government-provided service or aspects of it to a private business subject to the rigors of a competitive marketplace.

Research & Commentary: The Upcoming Dividend Tax Increase

August 25, 2010

One tax hike set to take effect January 1, 2011 unless Congressional action is taken is a 164 percent increase in the tax on dividends.

Research & Commentary: Virtual Schools

Marc Oestreich
August 23, 2010

Research & Commentary: Nutrition Information Overload

Ben Domenich
August 4, 2010

One of the new requirements of President Barack Obama’s health care legislation concerns disclosure of nutrition information in restaurants — essentially a tactic designed to shame people into bett

Research & Commentary: A Different Way to Budget

July 15, 2010

States are beginning to turn away from baseline budgeting, a method that has proven ineffective in keeping the size of government to a responsible level.

Research & Commentary: VAT Will Increase Both Debt and Taxes

July 15, 2010

A value-added tax (VAT) is a sales tax applied at each stage of production for a good or service, instead of only at the point of final sale.

Research & Commentary: Extending the Bush Tax Cuts

July 7, 2010

Without Congressional action the Bush tax cuts will sunset on January 1, 2011 and raise U.S. residents’ tax bills by a whopping $3.1 trillion over the next 10 years.