Policy Studies

Why Some Cities Are Growing and Others Shrinking

Dean Stansel
June 15, 2011

Florida Gulf Coast University Associate Professor of Economics Dean Stansel studies migration and taxation data for 100 American metropolitian areas, finding statistically significant correlations

Introducing ‘Article V 2.0’: The Compact for a Balanced Budget

June 27, 2014

As the federal debt approaches $18 trillion, a balanced budget amendment has emerged as one of few viable options to curb government spending. The Article V process for amending the U.S.

The Three Faces of Sustainability

June 23, 2014

Pressure from the United Nations, U.S.

The Economic Impact of Regulating U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Under the Clean Air Act

Margo Thorning
September 14, 2010

The imposition of greenhouse gas permitting requirements on stationary sources will negatively impact U.S.

Selective Tax Abatements: Do They Work?

March 16, 1987

Heartland Policy Study No. 14

Hydraulic Fracturing a Game-Changer for U.S. Energy and Economies

November 18, 2013

Vast reserves of oil and natural gas have been known to exist in shale formations throughout the United States for decades, but extracting these resources was not economically viable until the adve

The Municipal Government Debt Crisis

June 20, 2013

June 20, 2013 – The 518 taxing districts within Cook County have a combined “financial burden” of almost $34 billion - an average of $17,147 per Cook County household - according to a study release

Wired to Waste

National Taxpayers Union

As the 21st Century evolves and our economy begins to recover, there is near-universal agreement on the importance of expanding Americans’ access to high-speed Internet service.

Collective Bargaining in California Charter Schools: Cooperation or Conflict?

James Moss

As unions begin to target charter schools, James Moss in his doctoral dissertation for the University of Southern California describes the effects a unionizing workforce has on charter teachers, ad

Amicus Brief: Parker v. District of Columbia

August 28, 2003

The Heartland Institute filed an amicus brief with the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia urging that court to enter judgment in favor of the plaintiffs in the Heller gun

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