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Fuel Economy Standards Are a Costly Mistake

Salim Furth, PhD, and David W. Kreutzer, PhD
March 4, 2016

Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards have added thousands of dollars to the prices of new cars, costing consumers at least $3,800 per vehicle since 2009.

Fuel Economy Standards Are a Costly Mistake

Salim Furth & David W. Kreutzer
March 4, 2016

Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards are adding thousands of dollars to the prices of new cars.

Maine Food Stamp Work Requirement Cuts Non-Parent Caseload by 80 Percent

Robert Rector, Rachel Sheffield and Kevin D. Dayaratna
February 8, 2016

The food stamp program is the nation’s second largest means-tested welfare program; its costs have risen from $20.7 billion in 2000 to $83.1 billion in 2014.

Auto Bailout or UAW Bailout? Taxpayer Losses Came from Subsidizing Union Compensation

James Sherk
June 10, 2013

This Congressional testimony, prepared by Heritage Foundation Senior Policy Analyst in Labor Economics James Sherk, explains why the 2009 Auto Industry Financing Program violated the traditional ai

President Obama’s Budget Takes Wrong Direction with Energy Policy

February 12, 2016

President Obama's progressive view on energy policy on display in his budget blueprint, would tax and regulate out of-favor sources of energy and use taxpayer dollars to support in-favor energy sou

5 Reasons Why Senate Energy Modernization Bill Is Anything but Modern

January 20, 2016

The Senate bill misallocates resources and personel from market demand driven job openings to politically favored  multiple taxpayer-funded worker-training programs.

Paris Climate Promise: A Bad Deal for America

Steven Groves
February 2, 2016

While the Paris Agreement does not mandate specific changes to domestic laws, the Obama Administration clearly intends to enforce the Agreement through changes in domestic legislation or regulation

A Primer for the Next President on Reducing Washington’s Role in Agriculture

Daren Bakst
February 10, 2016

Farmers in America receive myriad subsidies.

Power to the People: Putting DC Parents in Charge of K–12 Education

Matthew Ladner
February 9, 2016

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Direct Primary Care: An Innovative Alternative to Conventional Health Insurance

Daniel McCorry
August 6, 2014

Insurance-based primary care has grown increasingly complex, inefficient, and restrictive, driving frustrated physicians and patients to seek alternatives.

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