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Bits and Pieces: The Digital World of Bitcoin Currency

Gerald P. Dwyer, Norbert J. Michel
September 16, 2015

In this policy paper, Clemson University economics professor Gerald Dwyer and Heritage Foundation research fellow Norbert Michel examine the technological and policy implications of Bitcoin, a “cry

Right-to-Work Laws Don’t Lower Private-Sector Pay

James Sherk
September 1, 2015

Advocates for compulsory unionization have argued that right-to-work (RTW) laws reduce wages by 3 percent.

Fooled Again: The Nuclear Waste Administration Act Preserves Futile Status Quo

Jack Spencer, Katie Tubb
August 5, 2015

Nuclear power provides 19 percent of America’s electricity and has safely generated affordable, reliable, and clean energy for decades.

The Many Problems of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and Climate Regulations: A Primer

Nicolas Loris
July 7, 2015

The Obama Administration’s proposed climate-change regulations will exact a high price on Americans, resulting in a less reliable, more expensive energy, but have a negligible impact—if any—on glob

FY 2016 House Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill: Right on Regulations, Wrong on Spending

John Gray, Nicolas Loris, Daren Bakst
June 26, 2015

The proposed Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R.

Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Goes Mainstream

Jordan Richardson
November 17, 2014

Civil asset forfeiture enables law enforcement agencies to seize money and property that they suspect is being used to commit a crime or represents profits from criminal activity.

Can the Postal Service Have a Future?

James Gattuso
October 10, 2013

This paper, by Heritage Foundation senior fellow James Gattuso examines the history of the United States Postal Service, and suggests how the massive quasi-government agency could become more effic

Medicare Advantage Under the ACA: Replace Payment Cuts with Market-Based Reforms

Alyene Senger and Robert E. Moffit
June 15, 2015

Medicare Advantage (MA) is a popular and growing alternative to traditional Medicare, enrolling about 30 percent of all Medicare beneficiaries, according to a report from the Heritage Foundation.

Obamacare Messaging: King v. Burwell & Reconiliation

Heritage Foundation
June 15, 2015

An online survey using a national representative sample of 1,014 U.S.

Seven Objectives for Effective and Productive Energy Legislation in 2015

Nicolas Loris
May 21, 2015

Nicolas Loris suggests seven policies that could improve the United States energy policy, inlcuding:

  1. Open access to domestic resources.

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