Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: Corporate Tax Inversions

October 6, 2014

The United States currently has the highest corporate tax rate among the 34 nations in the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), in addition to being one of the few nations

Research & Commentary: Common Core Math Standards

October 3, 2014

The United States scores below the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) average in mathematics literacy, behind 29 other nations, predominantly from Europe.

Research & Commentary: The Export-Import Bank

October 3, 2014

Globalization is making promoting trade crucial to maintaining and expanding the U.S. economy.

Research & Commentary: U.S. Growth in Non-Teacher Staff

October 3, 2014

The United States spends more of its operating budget on non-teaching personnel than every other country in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), except Denmark.

Research & Commentary: New Jersey Renewable Portfolio Standard

October 3, 2014

The New Jersey Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires all state utilities serving retail customers to procure 22.5 percent of the electricity they sell from renewable sources by 2021.

Contraband Tobacco in Canada: Tax Policies and Black Market Incentives

Nachum Gabler
July 1, 2010

A 2010 study by the Fraser Institute, a Canadian free-market think-think, analyzes the effects of national excise taxes on tobacco, attempting to quantify the size and scope of the resulting black-

Research & Commentary: Mississippi Franchise Tax Repeal

September 24, 2014

A tax reform proposal being floated in Mississippi could eliminate the state’s franchise tax, which is levied on businesses and partnerships chartered within the state.

Research & Commentary: Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act and the Grandfather Clause

September 24, 2014

Congressional leaders are now looking to move the vote on extending the moratorium on state and local taxation of Internet access and on discriminatory taxes on emails and other data to the lame du

Research & Commentary: Chattanooga Municipal Broadband Expansion

September 24, 2014

The electric utility company running Chattanooga, Tennessee’s municipal broadband recently filed a petition to override a state law that pre

Research & Commentary: Common Core English Language Arts Standards

September 23, 2014

Common Core State Standards, a grade-by-grade set of requirements for what elementary and secondary school children should know in each grade in math and English language arts (ELA), have been said

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