Policy Briefs

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

22 Reasons Why Free-Market Think Tanks Are More Effective than Anyone Else in Changing Public Policy

June 1, 2010

Jeff Judson, past president of the Texas Public Policy Foundation and a senior fellow of The Heartland Institute, makes the case for free-market think tanks as the most effective drivers of public

The Parent Trigger: Justification and Design Guidelines

November 1, 2012

Sometimes, it seems as though the debate over school reform takes place in an alternate universe where time passes but nothing really changes.

Seven Educational Reasons to Oppose San Antonio’s Pre-K Plan

Jill C. Thrift, Ph.D.
October 18, 2012

On November 6, San Antonio voters will decide whether to increase their sales tax by 1/8th cent to generate $280 million over a period of eight years.

The Ryan Budget vs. the Obama Budget

September 21, 2012

By selecting House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) as his running mate, Republican candidate Mitt Romney reframed the 2012 presidential election as a contest between Ryan’s 2013 proposed

21 Reasons Why the San Antonio Pre-K Tax Plan Is a Bad Idea

October 2, 2012

On November 6, voters in San Antonio, Texas will vote on whether the city should own and operate a network of early childhood education centers. The initiative is controversial, and rightly so.

Implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

August 8, 2012

In this Heartland policy brief, Dan Pilla asserts that unless there is a substantial change in leadership in Washington in the next election, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)

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