Policy Briefs

U.S. Cybersecurity Policy: Problems and Principles

August 1, 2013

Cybercrime and cyberattacks are genuine threats, with reports of data breaches, hacks, or thefts appearing regularly in the news.

Social Security Personal Accounts: Prosperity for All

June 14, 2013
This essay is the third of a series of Heartland Policy Briefs by the author on entitlement reform.

The Foundation for Entitlement Reform: Get America Booming Again

March 11, 2013

This essay is the second of a series of Heartland Policy Briefs by the author on entitlement reform.

Making Texas Public Education More Efficient: Taxpayer Savings Grant Program

March 8, 2013

This Policy Brief summarizes past research and presents new analysis showing how a proposal called the Taxpayer Savings Grant Program (TSGP) would enable the state of Texas to comply with

The Common Core: A Poor Choice For States

January 22, 2013

Common Core State Standards for K-12 schools were adopted without debate by every state but Alaska, Nebraska, Texas, and Virginia in 2010, part of the price of getting federal dollars under the Oba

Uranium Mining in Virginia: Environmental and Safety Considerations

January 4, 2013

A new report written by one of the nation’s leading authorities on groundwater hydrology and nuclear energy says uranium mining in Virginia can take place safely and with minimal environmental impa

A Winning Plan for Entitlement Reform

December 13, 2012

This essay is the first of a series of Heartland Policy Briefs that addresses entitlement reform. In this document he writes that, 

Wisconsin’s Act 10: Saving Schools from the Fiscal Cliff

December 11, 2012

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s Act 10 is working.

Pricewaterhouse Coopers' 'Too Late' Report: Poor Science, No Practical Solutions

November 21, 2012

A new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), titled Too Late for Two Degrees?

The Streetcar Fantasy

Randal O'Toole
November 28, 2012

Plans to build streetcar lines in San Antonio are based on several critical fallacies, including claims that streetcars are superior to buses in their ability to attract riders and that streetcars

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