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Peter Ferrara

Peter Ferrara is senior fellow for entitlement and budget policy at The Heartland Institute.

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Peter Ferrara, J.D., is the senior fellow for legal affairs at The Heartland Institute and senior advisor for entitlement reform and budget policy at the National Tax Limitation Foundation.

Ferrara served in the White House Office of Policy Development under President Reagan and as associate deputy attorney general of the United States under President George H.W. Bush. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

Ferrara is author of several books, including The Obamacare Disaster, from The Heartland Institute, President Obama’s Tax Piracyand America’s Ticking Bankruptcy Bomb: How the Looming Debt Crisis Threatens the American Dream-and How We Can Turn the Tide Before It’s Too Late. Ferrara’s latest book (2015) is Power to the People: The New Road to Freedom and Prosperity for the Poor, Seniors, and Those Most in Need of the World's Best Health Care.

Recent Articles and Publications

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June 27, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Peter Ferrara, Lennie Jarratt, Tim Benson, Larry Sand, Robert G. Holland
“The Supreme Court has freed millions of American workers from manipulation by union bosses that misrepresent their interests.” - Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.
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June 26, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Joseph Bast, Peter Ferrara, H. Sterling Burnett
"It is not often that the eco-Left gets such a public spanking and that common sense prevails in today’s federal courts." -- Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.
June 26, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Joseph Bast, Peter Ferrara, H. Sterling Burnett
“This should put an end to other ridiculous and wasteful lawsuits, which essentially stand against modernity.” - Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.
June 20, 2018
By John Dale Dunn, Peter Ferrara
'We applaud this proposed rule and find that governing statutes and Executive Orders, not to mention the basics of the scientific method, authorize the proposed Rule and, indeed, have long required it.'
May 30, 2018
By Joseph Bast, Peter Ferrara
Humankind's historic and ongoing use of fossil fuels has resulted in huge benefits for people, wildlife, and ecosystems. Five of those benefits are documented here.
April 10, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., John Nothdurft, Peter Ferrara, Charles Katebi
“Congratulations to Gov. Walker and the Republican legislature for their leadership in passing groundbreaking welfare reforms.” - Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.
January 17, 2018
By Peter Ferrara, Isaac Orr
On January 17, 2018, The Heartland Institute submitted public comments on EPA's proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan.
March 9, 2017
By Peter Ferrara, Lewis Uhler
This paper -- the tenth and final in the Roadmap series -- describes efforts to define the optimal size of government, and policies that can get us there.

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