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Health Care
April 12, 2021
The American Health Care Plan
The purpose of this paper is to provide Americans with a pro-liberty, conservative proposal to fix the U.S. health insurance system, lower health care costs, and create universal or near-universal access to health care services.
Government & Politics
November 17, 2020
Policy Brief: Socialist Watch 2020: An Analysis of Candidates Endorsed by Far-Left Organizations
The list included below in this Policy Brief shows the election victories and losses for socialist and far-left progressive candidates running for office during the 2020 general election.
Climate Change
November 16, 2020
Policy Brief: No, Climate Change Is Not 'Straining Budgets' in Colorado Towns
The claim that climate change is causing strains on local government budgets as a result of increasing drought, wildfires, and avalanches is thoroughly debunked by objective scientific facts, as this Policy Brief clearly shows.
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Environment
October 23, 2020
Policy Brief: Managing Ethylene Oxide: An Air Quality Professional's Perspective
Ethylene oxide is produced at petrochemical facilities, but is also regularly found in natural, biological systems, such as the human body. It is also commonly found in ambient air throughout industrial, residential, and rural areas.
Taxes
May 13, 2020
Policy Brief: How to Fix America's Crumbling Infrastructure: Lessons from Australia
Policymakers and analysts generally agree that much work and many reforms are needed to repair, improve, and enhance infrastructure in America. But how, exactly, should these goals be achieved?
Environment
April 10, 2020
Policy Brief: How the Green New Deal's Renewable Energy Mining Would Harm Humans and the Environment
As this paper shows, expanding mining on the scale needed to meet the renewable energy requirements contained in the Green New Deal and other proposed renewable energy mandates would cause unimaginable harm to the environment, wildlife, and humans.

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Policy Briefs
August 10, 2010
By Joseph Bast, Ben Boychuk, Bruno Behrend
The Parent Trigger is an innovation in education reform recently passed into law in California.
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August 1, 2010
By Joseph Bast
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June 1, 2010
By Jeff Judson
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 policy change.
May 20, 2010
By Matthew Glans
Across the country, credit scores play an important role in many insurance companies’ ratemaking.
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May 19, 2010
Billions of dollars are being spent each year on publicly funded scientific research in the U.S.
April 1, 2010
By George Kaufman (1933 - 2020)
The financial crisis that started in the summer of 2007 in the subprime mortgage market in the U.S.
March 25, 2010
By Dr. Michael Bond
Medicaid, the joint Federal-State program that was created to provide health care for the poor, celebrated its 40th birthday in 2006. There was no party for the program.
March 24, 2010
By Eli Lehrer
The numbers speak for themselves. After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated Louisiana in 2005, more than $15 billion in private-sector insurance money flowed in to rebuild the state and its neighbors.
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December 18, 2009
By Eli Lehrer
Louisiana's Commission on Streamlining Government has recommended phasing out the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation.
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December 14, 2009
By Eli Lehrer
A legislative initiative called Fair, Affordable Insurance Rates (FAIR) is poised to begin gathering signatures throughout Michigan.
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March 21, 2008
U.S. EPA issued a Clean Air Act permit last year to the Deseret Power Electric Cooperative, ending a three year process costing the utility millions of dollars.
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September 18, 2007
By James L. Johnston
Economist Jim Johnston explains the differences between political markets, such as the one created for trading sulfur dioxide emissions, and real markets, such as futures markets for natural gas.
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February 1, 1998
By Joseph Bast
Quick Links Policy Study (pdf) Taxpayer subsidies to professional sports teams amount to some $500 million a year.
July 17, 1996
By James L. Johnston
A general theory is offered here to explain why some industries are usually regulated and other industries are not. According to the theory regulation exists only when three simultaneous conditions are met.