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Carbon Tax Would Raise Unemployment, Not Swap Revenue

David Kreutzer & Nicolas Loris
January 8, 2013

Those interested in raising revenue and combatting global warming miss 3 crucial points in instituting a carbon tax.  


Using Bankruptcy and Capital Standards to Address Financial Institutions That Are "Too Big to Fail"

David C. John
November 24, 2009

The Obama Administration's proposal for financial regulatory reform is unrealistic and would give government regulators almost unlimited powers to take over or micromanage financial institutions.

What’s an Oil Subsidy?

Nicolas Loris and Curtis Dubay
May 11, 2011
The authors, Loris and Dubay, note that President Obama wanted to end subsidies for oil companies by eliminating tax breaks, including accelerated depreciation options.

Infrastructure Bank Proposals Would Concentrate Transportation Policy in Washington

Ronald D. Utt
April 26, 2011

Resistance to higher fuel taxes to fund state and federal transportation programs has prompted President Obama and some members of Congress to endorse a federal infrastructure “bank.” The ide

Ten Actions Congress Can Take to Lower Gas Prices

Nicolas Loris
May 31, 2012

Abstract: President Obama and his Administration have consistently applied practices that block oil production on federal lands, denying access to energy sources

Trust Fund or Slush Fund? Energy Security Trust Has Fatal Flaws

Nicolas Loris
March 25, 2013

The old adage “If it’s too good to be true, it probably is” undoubtedly applies to alternative fuel investments that need government support.

The American Conservation Ethic: The Principles of Conservation

August 28, 2012

Change Is Overdue

  • Environmental Policies Increasingly Ineffective: Congress is spend

Medicare Drugs: Why Congress Should Reject Government Price Fixing

Robert E. Moffitt
March 19, 2013

Robert Moffitt contends that Medicare Part D drug prices are currently set by private negotiation within a market of intense competition among drug plans.

Increasing the Mandated Minimum Wage: Who Pays the Price?

D. Mark Wilson
May 5, 1998

Less than six months after its last increase to $5.15 per hour, President Bill Clinton is proposing a hike of 19.4 percent that would raise the federally mandated minimum wage over the

Raising the Minimum Wage Hurts Vulnerable Workers' Job Prospects Without Reducing Poverty

James Sherk
July 23, 2006

When the government changes the law, individuals respond to those changes. Because of this, the true effects of a law often differ radically from its authors' intentions.

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