Recent Research & Commentary

Defined Contribution vs. Defined Benefit Pensions

October 13, 2008

According to the Pew Center on the States, state government employee pension plans nationwide have racked up nearly $36

Raising New Hampshire's Cigarette Tax Is Bad Tax Policy

October 1, 2008

A 25 percent increase in New Hampshire's cigarette tax, scheduled to go into effect today, has been put on hold until audits can be completed to determine just how much revenue the tax has raised s

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