Recent Research & Commentary

Research & Commentary: Internet Sales Taxes

James G. Lakely
November 10, 2009

Research & Commentary: Why the U.S. Should Cut its Corporate Tax Rate

November 9, 2009

What the U.S. economy needs more than another pork-filled stimulus plan or massive new spending proposal is a cut in the corporate tax rate.

Research & Commentary: Illinois' Alcohol Tax Is Helping Neighbor States

November 2, 2009

Illinois' alcohol tax increases, which the legislature pushed through to fund a $31 billion capital works plan, are beginning to have their troubling consequences.

Research & Commentary: Illinois’ Pension Problem and How to Fix it

September 30, 2009

The Chicago Sun-Times recently reported some very alarming facts about Illinois’ public pension system, among them:

Research & Commentary: Federal Reserve Transparency

Matthew Glans and Brian Costin
September 23, 2009

Research & Commentary: Top Ten Reasons Not to Raise Tobacco Taxes

September 11, 2009

Smokers have become a favorite target of many legislators across the country.