Heartland Institute

Research & Commentary: State's Reliance on Federal Funds

May 5, 2014

Decreases in tax revenue, soaring government spending, and the growing burden of unfunded liabilities have created budget crises in many states.

Research & Commentary: Unemployment Insurance in North Carolina

May 5, 2014

During the recent recession, the federal government expanded the number of weeks an individual could receive unemployment benefits, and most states accepted the increased weeks and funding.

Research & Commentary: The Good and Bad of the Kasich Tax Plan

April 28, 2014

Ohio Gov. John Kasich in March began a renewed push for tax reform in 2014, following up on the state’s 2013 tax reforms, which lowered income taxes while increasing sales taxes.

Research & Commentary: Occupational Licensing

Rebecca Schieber
April 28, 2014

Government regulation of occupations comes in the form of registration, certification permits, and licensure. A license gives an individual a “right to practice” legally.

Research & Commentary: The Future of High Frequency Trading

April 24, 2014

High frequency trading has come under increased scrutiny since the “Flash Crash” of May 6, 2010.

Research & Commentary: Illinois’ Unfair “Fair Tax”

April 24, 2014

While its neighbors have undertaken positive tax reforms, lowering rates for businesses and individual taxpayers, Illinois has been moving in the opposite direction and is now considering moving fr

AMS Survey Shows No Consensus on Global Warming

November 28, 2013

In a November 2013 Heartland Institute Policy Brief, Heartland President Joseph Bast examines an American Meteorological Survey of its members which found only 39.5% of those who responded say they

Analysis: New International Survey of Climate Scientists

September 25, 2010

In a September 2010 Heartland Institute Policy Brief, Heartland President Joseph Bast examines an international survey of climate scientists conducted by German scientists Dennis Bray and

You Call This Consensus?

July 7, 2011

Heartland Institute President Joseph Bast writes a 2011 paper examining the common sound bites surrounding the idea that there is a scientific "consensus" surrounding the idea that humans are the p

Research & Commentary: Ending Internet Access Taxes for Good

April 11, 2014

The current national moratorium on state and local taxation of Internet access is set to expire in 2014, but two proposals being considered in Congress would permanently ban discriminatory taxes on

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