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What Can the United States Learn from the Nordic Model?

Daniel J. Mitchell
November 5, 2007

In this comparative Policy Analysis, the author writes that some policymakers in the United States and Europe argue that it is possible to enjoy economic growth and also have a large welfare state.

A Gift of Life Deserves Compensation: How to Increase Living Kidney Donation with Realistic Incentives

Arthur J. Matas
November 7, 2007

In this Policy Analysis, the doctor contends that treatment for end-stage renal (kidney) disease (ESRD) is the only government-funded health care in the United States that has no financial need- or

The Public Education Tax Credit

Adam B. Schaeffer
December 5, 2007

In this Policy Analysis, the author asserts that public education is an end, not a means.

The Planning Tax: The Case against Regional Growth-Management Planning

Randal O'Toole
December 6, 2007

In this Policy Analysis, Randal O'Toole examines the concept of growth-management.

The Connection between Wage Growth and Social Security’s Financial Condition

Jagadeesh Gokhale
December 10, 2007

In this Policy Analysis, the author contends that the conventional view that faster wage growth would improve Social Security’s financial condition rests on several measures of the program’s financ

What to Do about Climate Change

Indur M. Goklany
February 5, 2008

In this Policy Analysis, the state-of-the-art British-sponsored fasttrack assessment of the global impacts of climate change, a major input to the much-heralded Stern Review on the Economi

The Grass Is Not Always Greener: A Look at National Health Care Systems Around the World

Michael D. Tanner
March 18, 2008

In this Policy Analysis, the author notes that critics of the U.S. health care system frequently point to other countries as models for reform.

Organ Sales and Moral Travails: Lessons from the Living Kidney Vendor Program in Iran

Benjamin E. Hippen
March 20, 2008

Kidney transplantation in the United States is burdened by a terrible policy failure.

Markets vs. Monopolies in Education: A Global Review of the Evidence

Andrew J. Coulson
September 10, 2008

In this Policy AnalysisWould large-scale, free-market reforms improve educational outcomes for American children? That question cannot be answered by looking at domestic evidence alone.

A Critique of the National Popular Vote

John Samples
October 13, 2008

In this Policy Analysis, John Samples contends that the National Popular Vote plan (NPV), introduced in more than 40 states, and adopted by 4, proposes an interstate compact to bring about di

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