Research & Commentary: Michigan’s Scalping Law
Michigan state Rep. Tim Kelly recently introduced a bill that would allow buyers and sellers of event tickets to negotiate in a free market.
Research & Commentary: Credit Union Federal Corporate Income Tax Exemption
The banking industry is using current efforts to reform the federal tax code as an opportunity to push for ending the federal corporate income tax exemption for credit unions.
Research & Commentary: State-Owned Banks
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, since 2010,
Research & Commentary: Gold and Silver Currency
In the nineteenth century the U.S. economy was based on currency backed by gold and silver.
Research & Commentary: Regulating Payday Loans
Over the past several years, states have begun considering new laws that would place severe limits (interest rate caps) or even bans on certain types of short-term loans, often called “payday loans
Research & Commentary: Terrorism Risk Insurance Act Extension
The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) is currently set to expire at the end of 2014, and both its proponents and detractors have been pushing Congress to act by either extending the program or al
Research & Commentary: Smart Growth Update
“Smart growth” refers to a city planning philosophy intended to reduce administrative costs, increase population density, decrease urban sprawl, reduce pollution, and similar goals.
The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) is currently set to expire at the end of 2014 and both its supporters and detractors have been pushing Congress to act by either extending the program or all
Research & Commentary: Financial Transaction Tax Update
In the years since the 2007–2008 financial crisis, legislators in the United States and other nations have proposed new taxes on certain financial transactions, including securities trading and sto
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