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Cigarette Taxes and Smoking

Kevin Callison and Robert Kaestner
December 22, 2014

What if, however, higher cigarette taxes do not have much effect on  cigarette  consumption?  Would  the  public  still  support  tax  increases, partic

The Environmental Cost of Global Fuel Subsidies

Lucas W. Davis
June 8, 2016

Oil, natural gas, gasoline and diesel subsidies impose large external costs upon the world's people.

Tug-of-War over Federal Lands Leads to Standoff

Randal O'Toole
January 13, 2016

Two laws are probably more responsible than anything else for animosity public land ranchers have toward public land managers and the conflicts on Western lands: the

New Obama Budget: The Usual Reckless Spending Hikes…and a Big New Tax on American Energy Consumers

Daniel J. Mitchell
February 9, 2016

The bad news about Obama's final budget  is it’s a roadmap for an ever-growing

Taking Credit for Education: How to Fund Education Savings Accounts through Tax Credits

Jason Bedrick, Jonathan Butcher, Clint Bolick
January 20, 2016

This paper explains how legislators can design an ESA that is privately funded through tax-credit-eligible contributions from taxpayers, similar to tax-credit scholarship programs around the

Stunted Harvest

John J. Cohrssen
December 30, 2015

Reforming regulations governing agricultural and medical innovations produced through the use of biotechnology or genetic modification is necessary but presents a difficult challenge.

Tug-of-War over Federal Lands Leads to Standoff

Randal O'Toole
January 13, 2016

People in general understand the source of the conflict in Oregon over the take over of a wildlife refuge and the jailing of two ranchers because they don't understand the history of public lands.<

Heat-related Death Projections Don’t Square with Observations

Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger
January 15, 2016

Citing new research demonstrating once again contrary to climate alarmists claims, related deaths are declining despite elevated temperatures and increasing carbon dioxide levels.

Will Voters Commit Regicide against King Ethanol in Iowa?

January 20, 2016

With Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz (TX), running neck in neck with Donal Trump in the polls in Iowa as the first in the nation caucuses near, conventional wisdom that you can't

Climate Models and Climate Reality: A Closer Look at a Lukewarming World

Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger
December 15, 2015

Explores the substantial and growing gap between climate model temperature predictions and actual measured temperatures, and the various sources of temperature measurments and how each one compares

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