Heritage Foundation

Carbon Tax Would Raise Unemployment, Not Revenue

Dr. David W. Kreutzer, Nicolas Loris
January 9, 2013

The economic, environmental, and political realities surrounding a carbon tax are clear indications that this is bad policy.

Adjusting the Picture: Television Regulation for the 21st Century

James L. Gattuso
November 6, 2012

Television broadcasting, long subject to uniquely comprehensive regulation, has become economically “normal,” characterized today by competition and innovation.

Seven Myths About Taxing the Rich

Curtis S. Dubay
August 3, 2009

President Barack Obama plans to raise the top two income tax rates from their current 33 and 35 percent levels to 36 and 39.6 percent, respectively.

TAG: Phase Out Unlimited Bank Deposit Guarantees

David C. John
December 10, 2012

Despite its past need, the Transaction Account Guarantee is potentially very dangerous. Transaction accounts can move very quickly.

Common Core Standards’ Devastating Impact on Literary Study and Analytical Thinking

Sandra Stotsky
December 11, 2012

The misplaced stress on informational texts (no matter how much is literary nonfiction) reflects the limited expertise of Common Core’s architects and sponsoring organizations in curriculum a

The Fiscal Cliff and the Perils of Grand Budget Deals

Patrick Louis Knudsen
December 10, 2012

One of the major complications in the current fiscal cliff debate is that both sides are overreaching, trying to tie a near-term resolution to a sweeping deficit reduction plan that would add

Fiscal Cliff: Five Budget Tactics to Reject

Patrick Louis Knudsen
December 12, 2012

If plunging over the fiscal cliff in January would threaten the nation’s economy, Congress and the President could also do harm in another way: by dodging the cliff through gimmicks and bogus

Fiscal Cliff: What Congress Should Do

Patrick Louis Knudsen
November 14, 2012

Having squandered most of 2012 with posturing and delay, Congress and the President are now careening toward a budgetary precipice of their own making.

A Scare for the Web: Will Congress Let the Internet Tax Ban Expire?

James L. Gattuso
October 22, 2007

Unless Congress intervenes, this Halloween will be an especially scary one for U.S. Internet users.

The Alarming Trend of Cybersecurity Breaches and Failures in the U.S. Government Continues

Paul Rosenzweig
November 13, 2012

This summer, the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 (CSA) failed to pass the Senate, with Democrats and Republicans alike voting against the bill.

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