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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.

The Case for Competition in Medicare

James C. Capretta
September 12, 2011

Rapidly rising Medicare spending is a major cause of the federal government’s budget problems.

Medicaid Expansion Will Become More Costly to States

August 30, 2012

In this issue brief by Heritage, the unsigned author(s) state that under the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), states may choose to expand their Medicaid population

Climate Change: How the U.S. Should Lead

Nicolas Loris, Brett D. Schaefer
January 25, 2013

Restricting greenhouse gas emissions, whether unilaterally or multilaterally, would result in significant economic costs for the U.S. economy.

Time to Allow Uranium Mining in Virginia

Jack Spencer, Katie Tubb
October 15, 2012

On a tract of private land in Virginia, 119 million pounds of uranium ore lie buried—the nation’s largest known uranium deposi

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