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Obamacare to Come: Seven Bad Ideas for Health Care Reform

Michael D. Tanner
May 21, 2009

In this Policy Analysis, Tanner contends that President Obama has made it clear that reforming the American health care system will be one of his top priorities.

Thinking Clearly about Economic Inequality

Will Wilkinson
July 14, 2009

In the Policy Analysis the author writes that those who speak about economic inequality, marked by a lack of clarity and care, have con- fused the public about the meaning and moral significan

Fannie Med? Why a “Public Option” Is Hazardous to Your Health

July 27, 2009

In this Policy Analysis, Michael Cannon writes that President Obama and other Democrats have proposed creating a new government health insurance program as an option for Americans under the ag

Halfway to Where? Answering the Key Questions of Health Care Reform

Michael D. Tanner
September 9, 2009

Tanner writes in this Policy Analysis that although neither the House nor the Senate passed a health care bill by President Obama’s August deadline, various pieces of legislation have made it throu

Getting What You Paid For — Paying For What You Get: Proposals for the Next Transportation Reauthorization

Randal O’Toole
September 15, 2009

In this Policy Analysis, O'Toole writes that when Congress passed the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956, it gave the Bureau of Public Roads a clear mission: oversee construction of a safe, high-speed

Vallejo Con Dios: Why Public Sector Unionism Is a Bad Deal for Taxpayers and Representative Government

Don Bellante, David Denholm and Ivan G. Osorio
October 28, 2009

In this Policy Analysis, the authors write that rates of unionization in the United States today are at historic lows and are unlikely to rebound.

How Urban Planners Caused the Housing Bubble

Randal O’Toole
October 1, 2009

In this Policy Analysis, transit expert Randal O'Toole writes that everyone agrees that the r

Why Sustainability Standards for Biofuel Production Make Little Economic Sense

Harry de Gorter and David R. Just
October 7, 2009

In this Policy Analysis, the authors write that the federal “sustainability standard” require

Would a Stricter Fed Policy and Financial Regulation Have Averted the Financial Crisis?

Jagadeesh Gokhale and Peter Van Doren
October 8, 2009

In the Policy Analysis for CATO, the authors challenge the received opinion that if the Federal Reserve had followed a stricter monetary policy earlier this decade when the housing bubble was formi

Yes, Mr. President: A Free Market Can Fix Health Care

October 21, 2009

In this Policy Analysis on free market health care options, Cannon writes that in March 2009, President Barack Obama said,

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