Recent Research & Commentary

Utah Cigarette Tax Is More than Meets the Eye

September 22, 2008

In an effort to vilify the legal act of smoking, anti-tobacco groups in Utah are pushing a $2 per pack cigarette tax, with the help of very provocative and misleading statistics on health care cost

Smoking Bans and Property Rights

September 12, 2008

As President Calvin Coolidge once said, "Ultimately property rights and personal rights are the same thing." Property rights are at the heart of the smoking ban debate, but they are often overlooke

Massachusetts Bucking The Trend On State Employees — And Not In A Good Way

August 28, 2008

With 29 states expected to face budget deficits next year, many governors are realizing their state payrolls have swelled well beyond their means.

Student Loan Update

Matthew Glans
August 23, 2008

FCC vs. Internet Providers

Ryan Krause
August 7, 2008

Future Deficits Inevitable Without Comprehensive Solution

July 24, 2008

Washington's estimated $2.7 billion budget shortfall will force tough decisions to be made in the coming years, and without fiscal discipline these deficits will reoccur in larger form.

Privatization of Fannie and Freddie

Ryan Krause
July 21, 2008

Reoccurring Budget Deficits Need Comprehensive Fix

July 17, 2008

California is facing a $17 billion deficit along with the third-highest unemployment rate in the country. This has caused some elected officials to say the state has a revenue problem ...